July 09, 2020

What happens at a North Korean Party Conference or Congress
What, based on history, are the chances of reform being announced at the Seventh Congress?

In May 2016 North Korea is scheduled to have its Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

In theory the Congress is the highest ruling body of the Party, electing the Central Committee, the Politburo, the Standing Committee and the First Secretary. However, this is just a theory, and in practice the highest ruling body of the Party is called “Kim Jong Un.” Why then would he convene the Congress? What is it, and why it is needed?