ElectionGudie

March 9, 2014 Held

17,640,544
Voted
North Korea

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Election for Ch'oego Inmin Hoeui (North Korean Supreme People's Assembly)

Results

100%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:17,640,544
Valid Votes:17,640,544
Invalid Votes:0

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Democratic Front for the Reunification of the Fatherland 687 17,640,544

100.00%

Seat Shares:

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 687 seats in the Supreme People’s Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President KIM Jong-Un
  • Head of Government: Premier PAK Pong-Ju
  • Assembly: North Korea has a unicameral Supreme People's Assembly (Ch'oego Inmin Hoeui) with 687 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • In the Supreme People's Assembly (Ch'oego Inmin Hoeui) 687 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.[1]

Main Parties in the electoral race[2]:

  • Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) / Chosŏn Rodongdang
    • Leader: KIM Jong-un
    • Seats won in last election: 606
  • Korean Social Democratic Party (KSDP) / Chosŏn Sahoe Minjudang
    • Leader: KIM Yong Dae
    • Seats won in last election: 50
  • Chongdoist Chongu Party / Chosŏn ch'ŏndogyoch'ŏngudang
    • Leader: RYU Mi Yong
    • Seats won in last election: 22
  • Independents[3]
    • Seats won in last election: 3

Population and Voter Registration:

  • Population: 24,720,407 (July 2013 est.)
  • Registered Voters[4]: 17,645,838 (est.)

[1] The ruling party approves a list of candidates who are elected without opposition.

[2] North Korea is a de facto one-party state, with power resting in the Workers’ Party. Both the Social Democratic Party and the Chongdoist Chongu Party belong to the Democratic Front for the Reunification of the Fatherland, which the Workers’ Party controls. Independent candidates must also be members of the Front.

[3] All Independent candidates must be members of the Democratic Front for the Reunification of the Fatherland.

[4] All citizens aged 17 and over are placed on the official voter registry.