North Korean parliamentary election, 1998

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North Korean parliamentary election, 1998
North Korea
1990 ←
July 26, 1998
→ 2003

All 687 seats to the Supreme People's Assembly
  First party


  Kim Jong-il on August 24, 2011.jpg


Leader Kim Jong-il
Party Workers' Party
Alliance Fatherland Front
Leader's seat 666th
Seats won 594
Seat change – 7

PM before election

Kim Yong-il
Fatherland Front

Elected PM

Kim Yong-il
Fatherland Front

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Parliamentary elections were held in North Korea on 26 July 1998.[1] 687 deputies were elected to the tenth Supreme People's Assembly. There was only one nominated candidate per constituency - 687 candidates for 687 seats. According to the state news agency KCNA, the turnout rate was 99.85%, and 100% of participating voters cast their ballots in favour of the registered candidates.[2] Kim Jong-il was unanimously elected in constituency n°666.[3] According to a Rodong Sinmun editorial, this proved "how deep the Korean people's trust in Kim Jong Il is and how powerful and solid the monolithic unity of the people around him in one thought and purpose and with moral obligation is."[4]

Distribution of seats[edit]

Party Seats +/-
Workers' Party of Korea 594 -7
Korean Social Democratic Party 53 +2
Chondoist Chongu Party 23 +1
Chochongryon 7 -6
Other parties 10 -
Total 687 0
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Grotz, F & Hartmann, C (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p403 ISBN 0-19-924959-8
  2. ^ "100 percent vote for candidates", KCNA, July 27, 1998
  3. ^ "Kim Jong Il elected to SPA", KCNA, July 27, 1998
  4. ^ "Rodong Sinmun on successful election of deputies to SPA", KCNA, July 28, 2008