PYONGYANG, March 20 (Xinhua) --- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will hold its first parliamentary session next month following its recent election of new deputies, the official news agency KCNA reported Thursday.
The First Session of the 13th Supreme People's Assembly (SPA) of the DPRK will be convened in Pyongyang on April 9, according to a decree of the Presidium of SPA on March 12, the KCNA said in a brief dispatch without elaborating further.
It will be the first SPA session under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, who took power in December 2011 following the death of his father Kim Jong Il. Kim was elected to the legislature on March 11, along with 686 deputies, many of whom are newly-elected but also with many high-level veterans.
It is unclear what will be on the agenda of the DPRK's highest legislative body, which meets once or twice a year and has the power to adopt, amend or supplement enactments to the constitution, determine state policies and budgets, and adjust the country's leadership.