South Korean legislative election, 1958

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South Korean legislative election, 1960

← 1954 2 May 1958 1960 →

All 233 seats to the National Assembly
117 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 87.8% (Decrease3.3%)

  Majority party Minority party
  Rhee Syng-Man in 1956.jpg Cho Byung-ok.jpg
Leader Syngman Rhee Cho Byung-ok
Party Liberal Democratic
Leader since 17 December 1951 5 May 1956
Leader's seat not contesting
(President)
Seongdong 2nd
Last election 114 seats
Seats won 126 79
Seat change Increase 12 New
Popular vote 3,607,092 2,934,036
Percentage 42.1% 34.2%
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Legislative elections were held in South Korea on 2 May 1958.[1] The result was a victory for the Liberal Party, which won 126 of the 233 seats. Voter turnout was 87.8%.

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Liberal Party 3,607,092 42.1 126 +12
Democratic Party 2,914,049 34.0 79 New
Unification Party 53,716 0.5 1 New
National Association 50,568 0.6 0 –3
Other parties 90,160 1.1 0
Independents 1,857,707 21.7 27 –41
Invalid/blank votes 347,148
Total 8,923,905 100 233 +30
Source: Nohlen et al.

References

  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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