Democratic Front for the Reunification of the Fatherland
|Democratic Front for the Reunification of the Fatherland|
|Revised Romanization||Joguk tong(-)il minju juui jeonseon|
|McCune–Reischauer||Choguk t'ongil minju chuŭi chŏnsŏn|
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The Democratic Front for the Reunification of the Fatherland (DFRF; also known as the Fatherland Front), formed on 22 July 1946, is a North Korean united front led by the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK). It was initially called the North Korean Fatherland United Democratic Front.
The three political parties of North Korea—the WPK, the Korean Social Democratic Party, and the Chondoist Chongu Party—all participate in the front. The four most important mass organizations—the Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Youth League, Socialist Women's Union of Korea, General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea, and Union of Agricultural Workers of Korea—are also members. The Young Pioneer Corps is also a member. By the 1970s, more than 70 parties and mass organizations, from both the North and the South, comprised the front.
All candidates for elective office must be members of the front, and are elected by it; mass meetings are held to decide which candidates will be nominated and their names can go on the ballot paper only with the approval of the meeting. In practice, however, the minor parties and mass organizations in the front are completely subservient to the WPK. The WPK is thus able to predetermine the composition of the Supreme People's Assembly.
There is an ostensible South Korean counterpart for the DFRF, known as the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front, which operates in North Korea.
|Organization||Emblem||Foundation||Seats in the SPA (2014)||Ref|
|Workers' Party of Korea||29 July 1946||670|||
|Korean Social Democratic Party||3 November 1945||50|||
|Chondoist Chongu Party||18 February 1946||22|||
|Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Youth League||17 January 1946|||
|Socialist Women's Union of Korea||18 November 1945|||
|General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea||30 November 1945|||
|Union of Agricultural Workers of Korea||31 January 1946|||
|Korean Children's Union||6 June 1946|||
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