South Korean Presidential elections 2017 Exit Poll
South Korean Presidential elections Dates 2017 : 09 May 2017
The 19th South Korean presidential election is scheduled to be held on 9 May 2017, after the impeachment and dismissal of incumbent Park Geun-hye. Under present law, the election will be decided in a single round on a first-past-the-post basis.
The election was originally scheduled to be held on or before 20 December 2017, but was moved after the decision of the Constitutional Court to uphold the parliament's impeachment of Park Geun-hye. In the meantime, Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn succeeded Park as acting president. After Park was removed from office by the Constitutional Court, acting president Hwang has indicated he will not run for a term in his own right.
Once party primaries had been held in early April, opinion polling predicted that the Democratic Party's Moon Jae-in, runner-up in the 2012 election, and People's Party founder Ahn Cheol-soo would be the two frontrunners, tending to give Moon a lead over Ahn.
South Korean Presidential elections 2017 Exit Polls Live Details
- The Democratic Party's Moon Jae-in is expected to win the South Korean presidential election, according to an exit poll conducted by the country's three major broadcasters.
- Exit polls showed Moon in first place with 41.4% of the vote, followed by conservative candidate Hong Jun-pyo at 23.3% and centrist Ahn Cheol-soo with 21.8%.
- He is expected to reshape Seoul's policy on North Korea, by challenging the deployment of the US missile defense system, THAAD, and opening talks with Pyongyang.
South Korean Presidential elections 2017 Voting Live Details
- Polls will close at 8 p.m. Seoul time, with results expected as early as around 2 a.m. Seoul time
- Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party of Korea is leading with 35-40 % where as
- Ahn Cheol-soo, the candidate of the People's Party, and – 18%
- ultra-conservative Liberty Party of Korea's Hong Joon-pyo -18%
- 51 million Voters will vote for President on Tuesday
- Latest polls have put Democratic Party's Moon Jae-in in the lead.
- In Dec former president Park Geun was impeached for leaking government secrets to her confidante, bribery, abuse of power and coercion.
- The final round of polls shows the progressive Democratic Party’s Moon Jae-in leading with about 40 percent support.
Candidates for Presidential election 2017
|7||Oh||Young-guk||Economic Patriot Party|
|8||Chang||Sung-min||Grand National Unity Party|
|9||Lee||Jae-oh||New Party 2018|
|11||Nam||Jae-jun||Patriotic Korea Party|
|12||Lee||Kyung-hee||Korean People's Party|
|13||Kim||Jung-son||Future Korean Peninsula Union|
South Korea Parties and leaders
The six parties represented in the National Assembly are the liberal Democratic Party of Korea, the conservative Liberty Korea Party, the centrist People's Party, the liberal conservative Bareun Party, the progressive Justice Party, and Pro-Park Geun-hye conservative Saenuri Party.
Ballot numbers for party candidates were given according to the candidate's party seat distribution in the National Assembly. Ballot numbers for independent and minor party candidates were determined through a random lottery by the National Election Commission.
Main Parties and Leaders for South Korean Presidential Elections 2017 are
South Korean Presidential Primary election Results 2012
Candidates were determined by an open primary of citizens who registered as a voter between February 15 to March 9, and March 12 to March 21. Overall, 2,144,840 people registered as a primary voter, making the primary largest in Korean history. The primary was conducted from March 22 to April 3, with the voting base divided by four regions: Honam, Yeongnam, Hoseo and Seoul Capital Area, Gangwon Province, and Jeju Province as a single region. 71.6% of the registered voters voted in the primary, putting the vote total at 1,642,640. Candidate were: Moon Jae-in, former party chairman (2015–16), member of the National Assembly for Busan Sasang District (2012–16), 2012 Democratic United Party presidential candidate, Ahn Hee-jung, Governor of South Chungcheong Province (2010–present), Choi Sung, Mayor of Goyang (2010–present), former member of the National Assembly for Goyang (2004–08), and Lee Jae-myung, Mayor of Seongnam (2010–present).