National Congress for New Politics

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National Congress for New Politics

Saejeongchi Gungminhoeui
Leader Kim Dae-jung
Founded 5 September 1995
Dissolved 20 January 2000
Merger of Democratic Party (1991)
Merged into Millennium Democratic Party
Headquarters 25-4, Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
Ideology Liberalism
Sunshine Policy
International affiliation None
Colours Green, yellow (informally)
National Congress for New Politics
Revised Romanization Saejeongchi Gungminhoeui
McCune–Reischauer Saechŏngch'i Gungminhoeŭi

The National Congress for New Politics was a political party of South Korea from 1995 to 2000. The party later merged with New Peoples party forming the Millennium Democratic Party (MDP; 새천년민주당; Saecheonnyeon Minjudang)


The party was formed in 1995 as the National Congress for New Politics (새정치국민회의; Saejeongchi Gungminhoeu) after Kim Dae-jung returned to active politics following his retirement in 1992. The majority of the party's early supporters were former members of the opposition Democratic Party, formed in 1991.

In the 1996 Parliamentary election the party managed to come a strong second, winning 79 seats. Later Kim's Democratic Party merged to the party. In the 1997 Presidential election, Kim won the Presidency with 40% of the vote.

Dozens of members of the party were killed in the crash of Korean Air Flight 801 in August 1997.

In 2000, the party officially changed its name to the MDP, after it merged with the smaller New People Party led by Rhee In-je and a number of conservative minded politicians joined it.

Presidential election primary


This is a list of official pre-registered candidates that declared their 2007 presidential bid.

Name Occupation Results Notes
Cho Sun-hyeong(조순형) Member for Seongbuk-gu-eul led the impeachment of Roh Moo-hyun in 2004
Kim Min-seok(김민석) Former Assembly member Former Seoul mayoral candidate in 2002 local body election(when Lee Myung Bak was elected that position)
Lee In-je(이인제) Member for Nonsan, Geumsan and Gyeryung Presidential candidate of election 1997
Shin Guk-hwan(신국환) Member for Munkyeong and Yecheon Former Minister of Commerce, Industry and Energy of Roh's Administration
Jang Sang(장 상) Former leader of Democratic party Former president of Ewha Womans University

Election results

Presidential elections

Election Candidate Total votes Share of votes Outcome
1997 Kim Dae-jung 10,326,275 40.3% Elected Green tickY

Legislative elections

Election Total seats won Total votes Share of votes Outcome of election Election leader
79 / 299
4,971,961 25.3% Increase14 seats; in Coalition (NCNP-ULD-Democrats) Kim Dae-jung

Local elections

Election Metropolitan mayor/Governor Provincial legislature Municipal mayor Municipal legislature
6 / 16
271 / 616
84 / 232

See also


  1. ^ Kim Yeong-hwan announced not to run Archived 2008-01-04 at the Wayback Machine., Yonhap, Retrieved on August 31, 2007
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