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North Korea calls first meeting of new Parliament

Published on Mar 20, 2014 11:11 AM
 
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a firing competition among teachers of Kim Jong Suk Naval University and Kim Chaek Air Force University. The country said on Thursday its new Parliament would meet for the first time in April. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea said on Thursday its new Parliament would meet for the first time in April, in a session expected to endorse personnel changes after the shock execution of leader Kim Jong Un's once-powerful uncle.

North Koreans earlier this month cast their ballots in a pre-determined election for the rubber-stamp parliament, which provides a glimpse into power shifts within the secretive regime.

"The 1st Session of the 13th Supreme People's Assembly of (North Korea) will be convened in Pyongyang on April 9," state media said.

It did not give details on the duration and agenda, but the North's Parliament usually convenes for a single day.

 
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