South Korean Parliament Finalizes Electoral District Map Ahead of April Elections

SEOUL - The South Korean Parliament approved a new electoral district map for the upcoming April parliamentary elections, concluding months of negotiations between political parties.

According to Yonhap News Agency, the agreement retains the number of directly elected seats in North Jeolla Province at 10, while reducing the total number of seats selected through proportional representation to 46. This adjustment results in 48 and 60 parliamentary seats for Seoul and Gyeonggi Province, respectively, with the southeastern city of Busan securing 18 seats. The finalized map comes after a prolonged period of uncertainty, impacting prospective candidates' campaign preparations. This decision parallels the timeline of the 2020 general elections, where electoral map approval occurred 39 days before the vote.

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