North Korean parliamentary election, 1948
All 572 seats to the Supreme People's Assembly
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Parliamentary elections were held for the first Supreme People's Assembly in North Korea on 25 August 1948. A total of 572 deputies were elected, of which 360 were reserved for representatives of South Korea. The North Korean government claimed that 77.8% of South Korean voters had taken part in underground elections to elect 1,000 delegates who would elect the 360 South Korean members of the SPA.
Only one candidate was presented in each constituency, all of which were selected by the Workers' Party of Korea, although some ran under the banner of other parties or state organisations to give an appearance of democracy. Voter turnout was reported to be 99.97%, with 98.49% voting in favour of the candidates presented.
Its first session was held between 2 and 10 September, with two main declarations: "Statement on the Transfer of Power" and "The Political Program of the Government of the DPRK".
for the Reunification
of the Fatherland
|Workers' Party of Korea||98.49||157|
|Chondoist Chongu Party||35|
|Korean Democratic Party||35|
|Dongro People's Party||20|
|People's Republic Party||20|
|Source: East Gate Book|
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- East Gate Book (2003) North Korea Handbook: Yonhap News Agency Seoul, p124 ISBN 0765610043