South Korean legislative election, 1973

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Parliamentary elections were held in South Korea on 27 February 1973.[1]

The result was a victory for the ruling Democratic Republican Party, which won 73 of the 146 elected seats in the National Assembly. With one-thirds of seats appointed by the president, the ruling party had a Supermajority. Voter turnout was 72.9%.


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Democratic Republican Party4,251,75438.773–40
New Democratic Party3,577,30032.552–37
Democratic Unification Party1,114,20410.22New
Presidential appointees73New
Invalid/blank votes205,048
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p420 ISBN 0-19-924959-8
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