New Korea Party

New Korea Party
Sin Hangukdang
Founded 22 January 1990 (as Democratic Liberal Party)
1995 (as New Korea Party)
Dissolved 21 November 1997
Merger of Democratic Justice Party
Unified Democratic Party
New Democratic Republican Party
Merged into Grand National Party
Ideology Conservatism[1]
Political position Centre-right[2]
International affiliation International Democrat Union
Colors Blue
New Korea Party
Hangul 신한국당
Revised Romanization Shin Han-gukdang
McCune–Reischauer Shin Han-kuktang
Democratic Liberal Party
Hangul 민주자유당
Revised Romanization Minju Ja-yudang
McCune–Reischauer Minju Cha-yutang

The New Korea Party (신한국당, Shin Han-gukdang) was founded by the merging of Roh Tae-woo's Democratic Justice Party, Kim Young Sam's Reunification Democratic Party and Kim Jong-pil's New Democratic Republican Party to form the Democratic Liberal Party (민주자유당, Minju Ja-yudang). It was renamed the New Korea Party (NKP) in 1995.[3]

In 1997, the NKP merged with the United Democratic Party to form the Grand National Party.

Election results

Presidential elections

Election Candidate Total votes Share of votes Outcome Party Name
1992 Kim Young-sam 9,977,332 42.0% Elected Green tick Democratic Liberal Party

Legislative elections

Election Total seats won Total votes Share of votes Outcome of election Election leader Party Name
149 / 299
7,923,719 38.5% Increase149 seats; Minority Roh Tae-woo Democratic Liberal Party
139 / 299
6,783,730 34.5% Decrease24 seats; Minority Kim Young-sam New Korea Party

Local elections

Election Metropolitan mayor/Governor Provincial legislature Municipal mayor Municipal legislature Party Name
5 / 15
284 / 875
70 / 230
Democratic Liberal Party


  1. 1 2 Kim, Byung-kook (2008), "Defeat in victory, victory in defeat: the Korean conservatives in democratic consolidation", Political Transitions in Dominant Party Systems: Learning to lose, Routledge, p. 170
  2. The Political Reference Almanac, PoliSci Books, 2001
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