North Korea to hold national legislature election

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North Korea will hold an election for its national legislature on Sunday. Voters will be asked to either approve or disapprove candidates.

The election for the Supreme People’s Assembly takes place every five years.

The nearly 700-member organ sets matters such as budgets, personnel affairs for national institutions, and legal revisions.

The assembly’s first session after the election will likely convene next month.

Rebuilding the domestic economy will be one of the key issues for the assembly. The US-North Korea summit last month ended without agreement to lift sanctions on Pyongyang.

The election will be the second of its kind after leader Kim Jong Un took power. The average age of assembly members is expected to be lower than that of current legislators. This may make it easier for the young leader to cement his grip on power.

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