The ruling party of South Korea lost parliamentary elections

The ruling party of South Korea «Senuri» was defeated in the parliamentary elections in the country according to the results of counting 100% of the ballots, according to the Agency Yonhap. Its representatives for the first time in 16 years lost control of the number of seats in the National Assembly, with only 122 out of 300 seats, says

The main opposition Democratic party «Tabora» secured 123 seats in Parliament, the people’s party 38, the AK Party — 6 independent MPs – 11.

Previously, according to TASS, «Sanuri» had 146 deputies in the National Assembly.

The representative of «Senuri» Ahn Hyung-hwan said that the party «itself is to blame for the defeat and accept the results of elections». He promised to do everything possible in order to win back the trust of voters, including to undertake internal party reform. In recent time, the party has witnessed a number of scandals, which could not fail to affect the attitude of voters.

Parliamentary elections in South Korea are seen as a dress rehearsal of the forthcoming in December 2017 elections of the President, who will replace on this post of Park Geun-Hye. It only expires in early 2018, and by law she can’t apply for re-election. The defeat of the ruling party will complicate the situation.

Experts call the main winner in the last election the people’s party, which last year split from the Democratic Alliance for new politics, and later became known as the «Democratic party «Tabora». Party members were able to get 38 seats. In the last Parliament the people’s party had only 20 seats.

The national Assembly of South Korea is the unicameral legislature consisting of 300 seats. Their candidates in this election, has nominated more than 930 people, about 26% of them — representatives of «Senuri», about 24% — from party «Tabora», 18% — people’s party, 5% — from the Party of justice, more than 10% of the 24 representatives of small parties, to more than 14.5% of the candidates participated in the elections not political organizations.

Parliamentary elections in the Republic of Korea are held every four years, this year became the twentieth. The country has a mixed electoral system. Of the 300 deputies out of 246 constituencies and 54 by proportional representation on party lists.

The ruling party of South Korea lost parliamentary elections 14.04.2016

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