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SPA to Convene on 1 April 2013

Cover of the 21 March 2013 edition of Rodong Sinmun.  The announcement of the 7th session of the 12th SPA is highlighted in red.

Cover of the 21 March 2013 edition of Rodong Sinmun. The announcement of the 7th session of the 12th SPA is highlighted in red.

DPRK state media reported on 21 March (Wednesday) that the 7th session (plenum; plenary meeting) of the 12th Supreme People’s Assembly, the country’s unicameral legislative body, will convene on Monday, 1 April 2013.  According to KCNA, the SPA’s Presidium (standing committee) “Wednesday (19 March) promulgated a decision on convening a session of the SPA.”  The 6th session of the 12th SPA occurred on 25 September 2012 at the Mansudae Assembly Hall.  The 6th session of the 12th SPA passed an education reform law and appointed or replaced members of the SPA Presidium and the Chairman of the SPA Budget Committee.  The 6th session may also have announced economic policy modifications, but did not publicize those.

The Mansudae Assembly Hall, seat of the Supreme People's Assembly (Photo: Google image)

The Mansudae Assembly Hall, seat of the Supreme People’s Assembly (Photo: Google image)

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