South Korea legislative election dates and Voting Live

South Korea legislative election dates and Voting Live 2020 
South Korea legislative election Dates 2020
South Korea legislative election​ Date: April 15, 2020​ 

South Korea's 21st legislative election will be held on 15 April 2020. All 300 members of the National Assembly will be elected with 253 from first-past-the-post constituencies and 47 from proportional party lists. The electoral system and number of the members of the National Assembly could change before the election in 2020 due to the constitutional amendments and electoral reforms proposed by the incumbent president, Moon Jae-in.


South Korea legislative election dates and Voting Live 2020 

Candidates for the National Assembly were required to pay a fee of 15,000,000 South Korean won (US$14,000 as of December 2017), and under the National Security Act the Constitutional Court may block the registration of "left-wing", "pro–North Korean" parties, though this provision has not affected recent elections.

The 2020 election for the National Assembly will be held on 15 April, in accordance with Article 34 of the Public Official Election Act, which specifies that Election Day for legislative elections is held on "the first Wednesday from the 50th day before the expiration of the National Assembly members term of office". Eligible voters are required to be registered and at least 18 years old on the day of the election, and need to show an approved form of identification at the polling place. Polls on Election Day will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Korea Standard Time (21:00–09:00 UTC, 14–15 April).

Since 2009, voters have been able to vote overseas. The electorates can also cast early votes at polling stations in Korea without prior notice.


The Electoral system of South Korea

300 members of the National Assembly were elected in the 2016 elections, of whom 253 (84%) were elected from single-member constituencies on a first-past-the-post basis, and 47 (16%) from closed party lists through proportional representation by the Hare quota largest remainder method, in accordance with South Korea's Public Official Election Act. To win seats through proportional representation, parties needed to pass an election threshold of either 5 single-member districts or 3% of the total list vote.


South Korea election Party and candidate 

Parties

Incumbent seats

Positioning and ideologies

Leader

 

Democratic Party of Korea
Together Citizens' Party

121
7

Centre to centre-left
Liberalism, Social Liberalism

Lee Hae-chan

 

United Future Party
Future Korea Party

95
17

Right-wing
Conservatism, Right-wing populism

Hwang Kyo-ahn

 

Party for People's Livelihoods

20

Centre to centre-right
Conservative liberalism, Reformism

Yu Sung-yup and Park Joo-hyun

 

Justice Party

6

Centre-left
Social democracy, Progressivism

Sim Sang-jung

 

Our Republican Party

2

Far-right
New Right, Right-wing populism

Cho Won-jin

 

Minjung Party

1

Left-wing
Progressivism

Collective leadership

 

Korea Economic Party

1

Centre-right to right-wing
Conservatism

Choi Jong-ho
Lee Eun-jae

 

People Party

1

Centre to centre-right
Liberalism, Reformism

Ahn Cheol-soo

 

Pro-Park New Party

1

Far-right
National conservatism, Right-wing populism

Hong Moon-jong

 

Open Democrats

1

Centre to centre-left
Liberalism, Social liberalism

Lee Keun-shik


South Korea Elections Results

 

Party

Constituency

Party-list

Total
seats

+/-

Votes

%

Seats

+/-

Votes

%

Seats

+/-

 

Democratic Party

                   
 

Together Citizens' Party

                   
 

United Future Party

                   
 

Future Korea Party

                   
 

Party for People's Livelihoods

                   
 

Justice Party

                   
 

Our Republican Party

                   
 

People Party

                   
 

Minjung Party

                   
 

Pro-Park New Party

                   
 

Open Democrats

                   
 

Korea Economic Party

                   
 

Green Party Korea

                   
 

Labor Party

                   
 

Women's Party

                   
 

Basic Income Party

                   
 

Our Future

                   

Blank and invalid votes

                   

Totals

 

100.0

253

=

 

100.0

47

=

300

=

Registered voters/turnout

                   

Past South Korea Elections Results 

 

Party

Original
elected seats

Current
seats

Floor leader

 

Con.

PR

Total

±

Total

%

 

Democratic Party

110

13

123

-3

120

41.38%

Lee In-young

 

United Future Party

105

17

122

-29

93

32.07%

Shim Jae-cheol

 

People's Party

25

13

38

N/A

N/A

   
 

Party for People's Livelihoods

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

20

6.90%

Yu Sung-yup
Park Joo-hyun

 

Future Korea Party

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

20

6.90%

Won Yoo-chul

 

Justice Party

2

4

6

0

6

2.07%

Yoon So-ha

 

Our Republican Party

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2

0.69%

vacant

 

Open Democrats

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

1

0.3%

Lee Geun-shik

 

Minjung Party

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

1

0.3%

Kim Jong-hoon

 

Korean Economic Party

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

1

0.3%

Kim Jong-hoon

 
 

People Party

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

1

0.3%

Ahn Chul-soo

 
 

Pro-Park New Party

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

1

0.3%

Kim Jong-hoon

 
 

Independent

11

N/A

11

+5

16

5.52%

N/A

 

Totals

253

47

300

-10

290

100.0%

   

South Korea Demographics Population Religion Percentage by City Immigrants

South Korea Demographics Population Religion Percentage 2019

South Korea Demographics Population Religion Percentage 2017. The population of South Korea showed robust growth since the republic's establishment in 1948, and then : South Korea Demographics Population Religion Percentage 2017 dramatically slowed down with the effects of its economic growth. In the first official census, taken in 1949, the total population of South Korea was calculated at 20,188,641 people. The 1985 census total was 40,466,577. Population growth was slow, averaging about 1.1% annually during the period from 1949 to 1955, when the population registered at 21.5 million. Growth accelerated between 1955 and 1966 to 29.2 million or an annual average of 2.8%, but declined significantly during the period 1966 to 1985 to an annual average of 1.7%. Thereafter, the annual average growth rate was estimated to be less than 1%, similar to the low growth rates of most industrialized countries and to the target figure set by the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs for the 1990s. As of January 1, 1989, the population of South Korea was estimated to be approximately 42.2 million.

The proportion of the total population under fifteen years of age has risen and fallen with the growth rate. In 1955 approximately 41.2% of the population was under fifteen years of age, a percentage that rose to 43.5% in 1966 before falling to 38.3% in 1975, 34.2% in 1980, and 29.9% in 1985. In the past, the large proportion of children relative to the total population put great strains on the country's economy, particularly because substantial resources were invested in education facilities. With the slowdown in the population growth rate and a rise in the median age (from 18.7 years to 21.8 years between 1960 and 1980), the age structure of the population has begun to resemble the columnar pattern typical of developed countries, rather than the pyramidal pattern found in most parts of the Third World.

South Korea demographics Population by Religion

Religion in South Korea

Nonreligious

 46.5%

Buddhism

 22.8%

Protestantism

 18.3%

Catholicism

 10.9%

Other

 1.4%


South Korea demographics Population by Immigrants

Although immigration to South Korea is low due to strict immigration policies, it is on the rise. Foreign residents account for 2.8% of the total population.

Rank

Country

Population

1

 China

1,045,533

2

 United States

150,778

3

 Vietnam

144,362

4

 Thailand

92,417

5

 Philippines

54,182

6

 Uzbekistan

53,816

7

 Cambodia

45,610

8

 Indonesia

42,110

9

 Japan

41,236

10

 Mongolia

35,091

11

   Nepal

33,221

12

 Taiwan

30,985

13

 Russia

30,098

14

 Canada

27,363

15

 Sri Lanka

27,360

16

 Myanmar

21,534

17

 Bangladesh

15,151

18

 Pakistan

12,511

19

 Hong Kong

11,460

20

 India

10,637

21

 Australia

9,764

22

 United Kingdom

7,896

23

 New Zealand

3,917

Others

87,846

Total

2,034,878


 South Korea demographics Population by Race
.

South Korea is a relatively homogeneous society with an absolute majority of the population of Korean ethnicity (The Korean ethnic group accounts for approximately 96% of the total population of the Korean Republic). However, with its emergence as an economic powerhouse, opportunities for foreign immigrants increased and in 2007 the number of foreign citizens resident in South Korea passed the million mark for the first time in history, and the number reached 2 million in 2016. 1,016,000 of them came from China, with more than half of them being ethnic Koreans of Chinese citizenship. The next largest group was from Vietnam with 149,000 residents. The third largest group was from the United States with 117,000 residents, excluding the American troops stationed in the country. Thailand, Philippines, Uzbekistan and other countries followed.

 

 

South Korea Population by City
.

Most Populated Cities In South Korea

City

Population

Seoul

10,349,312

Busan

3,678,555

Incheon

2,628,000

Daegu

2,566,540

Daejeon

1,475,221

Suwon-si

1,242,724

Goyang-si

1,073,069

Seongnam-si

1,031,935

Ulsan

962,865

Bucheon-si

850,731