South Korean presidential election, 1952

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South Korean presidential election, 1952

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  Rhee Syng-Man in 1956.jpg Cho Bong-am.png Yi Si-yeong.jpg
Nominee Syngman Rhee Cho Bong-am Yi Si-yeong
Party Liberal Independent DNP
Popular vote 5,238,769 797,504 764,715
Percentage 74.6% 11.4% 10.9%

President before election

Syngman Rhee

Elected President

Syngman Rhee

Presidential elections were held in South Korea on 5 August 1952.[1] The result was a victory for Syngman Rhee, who won 74.6% of the vote. Voter turnout was 88.1%.[2] The election was held during the Korean War, which played an important role in consolidating Rhee's support.


Candidate Party Votes %
Syngman Rhee Liberal Party 5,238,769 74.6
Cho Bong-am Independent 797,504 11.4
Yi Si-yeong Democratic Nationalist Party 764,715 10.9
Shin Heung-u Independent 219,696 3.1
Invalid/blank votes 255,199
Total 7,275,883 100
Registered voters/turnout 8,259,428 88.1
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
  2. ^ Nohlen et al., p464
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