The Dong-A Ilbo (Korea)
Uri Party won 152;
GNP won 121
By Min-Hyuk Park
April 16, 2004
The National Election Commission (NEC) officially announced on April 16 that
Uri Party garnered 152 victories, including 23 from the proportional
representation system, and that the Grand National Party (GNP), Democratic Labor
Party (DLP), Millennium Democratic Party (MDP), the United Liberal Democrat (ULD),
and National Alliance 21 won 121, 10, nine, four, and one seats respectively,
and two independent members were elected.
According to the NEC, the Uri Party won 23 seats from proportional
representation system by obtaining 38.3 percent of votes and the GNP won 21
seats by obtaining 35.8 percent. The DLP and MDP respectively won eight and four
seats by obtaining 13.0 percent and 7.1 percent of votes.
However, the ULD, which obtained 2.8 percent of votes, could not win a seat
from the proportional representation system because it failed to obtain three
percent of the votes or win five assemblymen elections from the electoral
Meanwhile, it was reported that 60.6 percent of all eligible voters
participated in the 17th general election. The percentage increased by 3.4
percent compared to the 16th general election, which was 57.2 percent.
The NEC conveyed that 21,581,550 people out of 35,596,497 of the electorate
voted in the April 15 elections.
The general election recorded a success rate of 4.8:1 with 1,167 candidates
running for 243 electoral districts and a 3.3:1 success rate with 189 candidates
running for the proportional representation assemblymen, which accounts for 56.