South Korean legislative election, 1978

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Parliamentary elections were held in South Korea on 12 December 1978.[1] The result was a victory for the ruling Democratic Republican Party, which won 68 of the 154 elected seats in the National Assembly, despite winning fewer votes than the New Democratic Party.

With one-thirds of seats appointed by the president, the ruling party had a Supermajority. Voter turnout was 77.1%.


Party Votes % Seats +/–
New Democratic Party4,861,20432.861+9
Democratic Republican Party4,695,99531.768–5
Democratic Unification Party1,095,0577.43+1
Presidential appointees77+4
Invalid/blank votes210,927
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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