Elections in South Korea are held on national level to select the President and the National Assembly.
The president is directly elected for a single five-year term by plurality vote. The National Assembly has 299 members elected for a four-year term, 245 in single-seat constituencies and 54 members by proportional representation. Each individual party willing to represent its policies in the National Assembly must be qualified on the legislative (general) election that: i) if the national party-vote reaches over 3.00% on proportional contest or ii) if more than 5 members of their party that has been elected in each of their first-past-the-post election constituencies.
South Korea has a multi-party system, with numerous parties.
The next elections will be for the National Assembly in April 2012, and a Presidential election in December 2012.
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