South Korea: Government
- Chief of State:
- President Moon Jae-in
- Head of Government:
- Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon
- Government Name:
- Republic of Korea
- Adopted: 1987; Protects individual rights in additional to economic provisions, such as stable and balanced growth rates, proper distribution of income, and preventing abuse of economic power.
- Government Type:
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Commander-in-chief of the armed forces, appoints prime minister and supreme court judges, and is in charge of executory tasks of the government.
The supreme court is independent of the government and is highest court in the land. The constitutional court interprets the constitution.
Supreme court chief justice appointed by the president with the consent of the National Assembly; other justices appointed by the president upon the recommendation of the chief justice and consent of the National Assembly. Constitutional court justices appointed - 3 by the president, 3 by the National Assembly, and 3 by the supreme court chief justice.
Approves nominations by the president, can impeach the president, in charge of creating legislature.
246 seats elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies and 54 seats through closed-list proportional representation.
Regional Trade Blocs
International Organization Participation 
Environmental Agreements 
Tax Information 
- Tax Authority:
- National Tax Service
- Tax Name:
- ElectionGuide http://www.electionguide.org/
- EY, http://www.ey.com
- CIA World Factbook, https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
- U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/