South Korean legislative election, 1981

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Parliamentary elections were held in South Korea on 25 March 1981.[1] The result was a victory for the Democratic Justice Party, which won 151 of the 276 seats in the National Assembly. Voter turnout was 77.7%.


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Democratic Justice Party5,776,62435.6151+83
Democratic Korea Party3,495,82921.681New
Korean National Party2,147,29313.225New
Civil Rights Party1,088,8476.72New
New Politics Party676,9214.22New
Democratic Socialist Party524,3613.22New
Democratic Farmer's Party227,7151.41New
Peaceful People Party144,0000.91New
Socialist Party122,7780.80New
Korea Christian Democratic Party103,8930.60New
Unification National Group Party87,9770.50New
Won-il Democratic Founding Party76,8630.50New
Invalid/blank votes190,520
Registered voters/turnout21,094,46877.7
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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