December 07, 2021

North Korea’s local elections coming in July

First voting for municipal, county, provincial committees since Kim Jong Un took power in late 2011

North Korea will have its 2015 local elections, the first since Kim Jong Un took power, in mid-July, the Korean Central News Agency announced on Monday.

“Elections for deputies to provincial (municipality), city (district) and county people's assemblies will take place in the DPRK on July 19, Juche 104 (2015) in accordance with Article 139 of the Socialist Constitution and decisions of the local people's committees,” the state-run news agency reported in a brief announcement.