April 23, 1990 |
North Korean voters went to the polls Sunday to elect deputies to the 9th Supreme People's Assembly, or Parliament, the official Korean Central News Agency reported. The elections were held nearly six months ahead of schedule, raising speculation there may be a change in the country's leadership. President Kim Il Sung and his heir-designate son Kim Jong Il are among registered candidates for the Assembly, a rubber stamp for the country's ruling Communist Party.
August 2, 2003 |
North Koreans go to the polls on Sunday, and with all the candidates running unopposed, there will be no electoral surprises in what many consider the world's most unabashedly totalitarian state. Nonetheless, North Korea watchers say that the parliamentary election could be a prelude to political and economic changes.