Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership
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.