2002 South Korean local elections

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South Korean local elections, 2002

← 1998 13 June 2002 2006 →

All 16 Metropolitan Mayors and Governors, 682 Provincial Councillors,
232 Municipal Leaders, 3,485 Municipal Councillors
Turnout 48.9%
  First party Second party Third party
  Star연예인 시민봉사단 발대식에 있는 서청원.png Kim Jong-pil 1999.png
Leader Seo Cheong-won Han Hwa-gap Kim Jong-pil
Party Grand National Millennium Democratic ULD
Metropolitan Mayors and Governors 11 (5 Increase) 4 (2 Decrease) 1 (3 Decrease)
Provincial Councillors 467 (243 Increase) 143 (128 Decrease) 16 (13 Decrease)
Municipal Leaders 140 (66 Increase) 44 (40 Decrease) 16 (66 Decrease)

  Fourth party Fifth party
  Kwon Young-Ghil.png Park Geun-hye.jpg
Leader Kwon Young-ghil Park Geun-hye
Party Democratic Labor The Party of Korea Future Union
Metropolitan Mayors and Governors 0 (New party) 0 (New party)
Provincial Councillors 11 (New party) 2 (New party)
Municipal Leaders 2 (New party) 0 (New party)

Republic of Korea local election 2002 result (Metropolitan city or Province).png
Metropolitan Mayors and Governors

Republic of Korea local election 2002 results map.png

The 3rd Local Elections were held in South Korea on 13 June 2002. Unlike the 1998 local elections, the ruling Millennium Democratic Party was defeated by the opposition Grand National Party.

Provincial level elections

Metropolitan Mayoral and Gubernatorial elections

Metropolitan mayoral election winners

Metropolitan cities # Candidate Party Votes Percentage Remarks
Seoul 1 Lee Myung-bak 1,819,057 52.3% Grand National gain
Incheon 1 Ahn Sang-soo 393,932 56.2% Grand National gain
Daejeon 1 Yeom Hong-cheol 191,832 46.6% Grand National gain
Gwangju 2 Park Gwang-tae 185,938 46.8% Millennium Democratic held
Daegu 1 Cho Hae-nyung 452,943 61.2% Grand National held
Busan 1 Ahn Sang-yeong 729,589 63.8% Grand National held; Re-elected
Ulsan 1 Bak Maeng-woo 197,772 53.1% Grand National held

Gubernatorial election winners

Provinces # Candidate Party Votes Percentage Remarks
Gyeonggi 1 Sohn Hak-kyu 1,744,291 58.4% Grand National gain
Gangwon 1 Kim Jin-sun 468,987 71.1% Grand National held; Re-elected
South Chungcheong 3 Sim Dae-pyung
  ULD
508,796 67.0% ULD held; Third term
North Chungcheong 1 Lee Won-Jong 343,546 58.6% Grand National held
South Jeolla 2 Park Tae-yeong 563,545 57.8% Millennium Democratic held
North Jeolla 2 Kang Hyun-wook 571,650 74.6% Millennium Democratic held
South Gyeongsang 1 Kim Hyuk-kyu 920,706 74.5% Grand National held; Third term
North Gyeongsang 1 Lee Eui-geun 1,028,080 85.5% Grand National held; Third term
Jeju 2 Woo Keun-min 135,283 51.4% Millennium Democratic held; Re-elected

Provincial council elections

Division
  ULD
  DLP
  KFU
  Oth./Ind.
Total
Seats Seats Seats Seats Seats Seats
Seoul 87 14 1 102
Incheon 25 3 1 29
Gyeonggi 90 10 1 3 104
Gangwon 33 7 1 2 43
Daejeon 9 1 9 19
South Chungcheong 7 3 19 3 32
North Chungcheong 21 1 3 2 27
Gwangju 18 1 19
South Jeolla 1 47 1 2 51
North Jeolla 1 29 1 5 36
Daegu 26 1 27
Busan 42 1 1 1 44
Ulsan 15 3 1 19
South Gyeongsang 47 1 1 1 50
North Gyeongsang 51 1 1 4 57
Jeju 11 6 2 19
Grand Total 467 143 31 11 2 26 680


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