September 27, 2021

South Korea’s ruling party wins landslide majority in boost for President Moon

Democratic Party, which supports further engagement with North Korea, has won 180 seats in National Assembly

South Korea's ruling Democratic Party and its satellite party won a landslide majority in national parliamentary elections held this week, the country's electoral commission confirmed Thursday, in a major boost for the incumbent President Moon Jae-in.

With the National Electoral Commission (NEC) reporting 99.86% of total votes counted, the center-left Democratic Party (DP) and its satellite Civil Together Party (CTP) are confirmed to have won 180 seats out of 300 available parliamentary seats.