The election was held on December 16, 1987 to elect the 13th president of Korea.
As a result of the June 1987 uprising, it was the first direct presidential election held in 16 years, and the participation rate was very high, with 89.2 percent, the highest since the third presidential election in 1956.
As a result of the election, Roh Tae-woo of the Democratic Justice Party beat Kim Young-sam of the second-largest United Democratic Party by 8.6 percent of the vote and 1,945,157 votes.
For the military government, it was a roller coaster election that came to life, but for those who fought hard for democracy, it was a complete election.
As a result, the Yeongnam-Honam conflict has become more intense, especially between PK and Honam.