North Korea 'chooses' a new parliament

North Korea 'chooses' a new parliament

World March 9, 2019 19:16

pyongyang - The North Koreans eligible for voting will choose a new parliament on Sunday, which currently has 687 members. Their five-year term is over. It is since Kim Jong-un came to power the second time that...

They are traditionally a formality in the closed, strictly communist country. For each district there is usually only one candidate, appointed by the all-determining Workers' Party. The voters may only say yes or no. In 2014 Kim also chose to be a delegate. He became the highest leader at the end of 2011 after the death of his father Kim Jong-il.

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