South Korean presidential election, 1981

Republic of Korea
presidential election, 1981
South Korea
25 February 1981

Nominee Chun Doo-hwan Yu Chi-song
Party Democratic Justice Democratic Korea
Popular vote 4,755 404
Percentage 90.2% 7.7%

President before election

Chun Doo-hwan

Elected President

Chun Doo-hwan
Democratic Justice

Presidential election were held in South Korea on 25 February 1981. They were the last indirect presidential elections controlled by the government of Chun Doo-hwan under the new 1980 Constitution. Chun was re-elected with 90% of the electoral college vote.


Candidate Party Votes %
Chun Doo-hwanDemocratic Justice Party4,75590.2
Yu Chi-songDemocratic Korea Party4047.7
Kim Chong-cheolKorean National Party811.6
Kim Ui-taeKorean Unification Party260.6
Registered voters/turnout5,27799.89
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