ELECTIONS HELD IN 1990
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|Choe Go In Min Hoe Ui|
|22 April 1990|
|Elections were held for all the seats in Parliament following premature dissolution of this body. General elections had previously been held in November 1986.|
|The 1990 general elections for the Ninth Supreme People’s Assembly were held some six months ahead of schedule, the previous parliamentary poll having taken place in November 1986.
Prior to the elections, President of the Republic Kim Il Sung urged his countrymen to keep faith with his régime as change swept the communist bloc. In a "open letter to all voters across the country", he characterized the poll as "an important occasion in further strengthening our socialist power in keeping with the requirements of the developing revolution". The President said that the elections would fully display "the superiority of our socialist system".
Voter turnout on polling day was reportedly 99.78%, as the electorate overwhelmingly supported the 687 officially registered candidates that had been approved by the ruling communist Korean Workers’ Party. Among those elected to the Assembly was the President and his son Kim Jong Il.
On 24 May, the newly elected Assembly held its first session. It then re-elected Kim Il Sung – in power since 1948 – to the presidency for another four-year term. The Prime Minister is Mr. Yon Hyong Muk.
|Round no 1: Distribution of seats|
|Democratic Front for the Reunification of the Fatherland|
|- Korean Workers’ Party||601|
|- Social Democratic Party||51|
|- Tcheun-on Party||22|
|Distribution of seats according to sex:|
|Distribution of seats according to age:|
|Under 35 years||2.9%|
|Over 55 years||40.3%|
|Others (office workers & military)||52.6%|
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