English III

Local Politics and Administration


In local elections (every four years), local coun- cil members and heads of local governments are chosen. Although the election for local council members of -si, -gun, and -gu does not require a party nomination, most candidates clarify their party af liation and run for election.

In the 6th Simultaneous Local Election for local council members and heads of local governments in 2014, nine candidates from the New Politics 

United Democratic Party and eight from the Saenuri Party were elected as mayors and gover- nors of metropolitan cities and provinces.

In terms of the heads of local governments and the structure of local councils, the tendency showed that the party af liation of the head and the majority party of the local council were the same in those areas with a strong regional voting turnout.