North Korea’s fall 2019 parliamentary session: what to expect
Second SPA meeting this year likely to deal with smaller-scale issues and personnel shuffles than opening April session
North Korea on August 8 announced that the Second Session of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) will be held on August 29. It follows a two-day opening session of the 14th SPA held from April 11-12.
On the first day of the First Session of the 14th SPA, the parliament elected Kim Jong Un as the State Affairs Commission (SAC) chairman; carried out sweeping personnel shuffles in state organs, including the cabinet; revised the constitution; and reviewed the 2018 state budget execution and the 2019 budget. On the second day, Kim Jong Un delivered a “policy speech” on “the
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