What to expect when North Korea’s Supreme People’s Assembly sits this week
The DPRK is set to convene the first session of the 14th SPA on Thursday
North Korea announced on March 22 that it will hold a meeting of its parliament, known as the SPA, on April 11. It will be the First Session of the 14th SPA, whose members were voted in during the March 10 elections. The North held its last SPA session in April 2018.
The event draws particular attention not only due to the significance of SPA opening sessions, but also because it marks the first parliamentary gathering since the collapse of the Hanoi summit.
What to expect
A review of North Korea’s past SPA sessions indicates that
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