November 26 this year was the day of electing deputies to provincial (city under the direct jurisdiction of the government), city (district) and county people’s assemblies.
The mission of the DPRK’s election system is to fully safeguard and realize the demand of the masses of the people for independence and serve their interests.
Therefore, representatives of the people from all walks of life including workers and farmers who are boundlessly loyal to the country and the people and devote their all to the prosperity of the socialist country have so far been elected as deputies to local people’s assemblies as well as the Supreme People’s Assembly, the supreme power organ of the DPRK.
All the DPRK citizens above 17 have the rights to vote and to be elected irrespective of sex, nationality, occupation, period of residence, property status, standard of learning, party affiliation, political view and religious creed.
It is a general electoral principle that enables every citizen in the voting age to exercise the rights to vote and to be elected, completely free from any discrimination or restriction.
The principle of equal election is thoroughly maintained as all the voters register their names on electoral rolls and go to the polls to elect one deputy at each constituency which is organized on the basis of the same number of population.
No one is granted any privilege, but all the electors take part in voting on an equal footing.
The DPRK also fully embodies the principle of direct election which enables voters to directly nominate candidates and cast their votes according to their free will.
Even the voters who cannot go to the polls for special reasons are provided with every condition for expressing their will through the mobile ballot boxes.
No external factors can affect the whole process of secret ballot under any circumstances.
The elections of deputies to the Supreme People’s Assembly and local people’s assemblies were held successfully in the past, which clearly showed how fervently the Korean people support their government and how absolutely they trust it as they entrust their destiny and future to it with the intention to uphold the people’s power to the end.