DPRK holds parliamentary elections, votes for prosperity
CGTN

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) held parliamentary elections Sunday to elect new deputies for the 14th Supreme People's Assembly. DPRK leader Kim Jong Un also voted at the polling station set up in Kim Chaek University of Technology, KCNA reported.

"All the electors are participating as one in the election for the sake of the prosperity of the socialist country and development of the people's power with their great pride and honor of being members of the great Kim Il Sung's nation and Kim Jong Il's Korea," said KCNA. As of 15:00 local time (6:00 GMT), 92.35 percent of all the electors registered on the voter rolls cast ballots.

DPRK leader Kim Jong Un casts his vote in the election for the Supreme People's Assembly in the DPRK, released by KCNA, March 10, 2019. /Reuters Photo

DPRK leader Kim Jong Un casts his vote in the election for the Supreme People's Assembly in the DPRK, released by KCNA, March 10, 2019. /Reuters Photo

Voters aged 17 and above were scheduled to cast their ballots between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m local time.

The election, held every five years, will elect deputies to replace those who were elected in the first parliamentary elections held in March 2014. The results of the 2014 elections were announced two days after the voting day.

(Cover: A window poster and display board of electoral rolls for the 14th Supreme People's Assembly elections on a street in Pyongyang, March 9, 2019. /VCG Photo)