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The Fourth Republic was the government of South Korea between 1972 and 1981, regulated by the Yushin Constitution adopted in October 1972 and confirmed in a referendum on 21 November 1972. From 1972 to 1979, power was monopolized by Park Chung Hee and his Democratic Republican Party under the...
of 1972 took place on 23 December 1972, after the promulgation of the Yushin Constitution, and was won by Park Chung Hee without opposition. Under the terms of the Constitution, the President was elected not by direct vote, as had been the case formerly, but by an electoral college known as the National Council for Unification. With no opposition candidates and with the National Council hand-picked by Park, Park was elected with the support of 2,357 out of the 2,359 delegates who had been elected to the Council on December 5. Two votes were registered as invalid.
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The Democratic Republican Party was a conservative, authoritarian and broadly state corporatist or fascistic political party in South Korea, ruling from its formation in 1963 to its dissolution under Chun Doo-hwan in 1980...
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