Politics of South Korea

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This article is part of the series:
Politics and government of
South Korea


National Assembly
political parties

President (list)
Prime Minister (list)

Supreme Court
Chief Justice

Presidential elections
1997 • 2002 • 2007

Legislative elections
2000 • 2004 • 2008

Local elections
2002 • 2006 • 2010

Korean reunification
Sunshine Policy
Administrative divisions
Human rights
Foreign relations

Politics of the Republic of Korea takes place in the framework of a presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President is the head of state, and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the National Assembly. The Judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature and comprises a Supreme Court, appellate courts, and a Constitutional Court. Since 1948, the constitution has undergone five major revisions, each signifying a new republic. The current Sixth Republic began with the last major constitutional revision in 1988.

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