September 30, 2023

North Korea’s legislature replaces key officials in first meeting since election

First session of 14th SPA sees several long-time officials step down

UPDATE AT 1630 KST: This article has been amended to reflect Choe Son Hui’s changed position.

North Korea's Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) in a meeting Thursday replaced and promoted several of the country's top state officials and approved the state budget for the coming year, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and ruling party daily the Rodong Sinmun reported today.