North Korean parliamentary election, 1990

North Korean parliamentary election, 1990
North Korea
1986 ←
April 22, 1990
→ 1998

All 687 seats to the Supreme People's Assembly
  First party


Leader Kim Il-sung
Party Workers' Party
Alliance Fatherland Front
Seats won 601

PM before election

Kim Il-sung
Fatherland Front

Elected PM

Kim Il-Sung
Fatherland Front

Parliamentary elections were held in North Korea on 22 April 1990. 687 deputies were elected to the ninth Supreme People's Assembly. First session was on May 24–26, 1990. Of the 689 deputies, workers accounted for 37 percent, farmers 10.4 percent, and women 20.1 percent (138 seats). The Korean Social Democratic Party held 7.4 percent and the Chondoist Chongu Party held 10.6 percent of the seats. The Worker's Party of Korea retained 83 percent of seats.[1] Among the 689 seats which constitute the SPA at that time, 601 seats were allocated to the Worker's Party of Korea (87.5 percent of seats), 51 seats were allocated to the Korean Social Democratic Party representing 7.4 percent of the whole, 22 seats were allocated to the Chondoist Chongu Party representing 3.2 percent of them and the "independent" deputies were given 13 seats (1.9 percent of seats). Deputies whose ages were below 35 represented a rate of 2.9 percent. Those who were between 36 and 55 represented a rate of 56.8 percent, and those who were over 55 represented a rate of 40.3 percent.[2]

The first session concerned the formation of the National Defence Commission and on the agenda was "Let Us Bring the Advantages of Socialism in Our Country into Full Play."


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