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DPRK parliament session to be held on Sept. 25

(Xinhua)

13:17, September 05, 2012

PYONGYANG, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- A new session of the parliament of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Supreme People's Assembly(SPA), will be held in Pyongyang on Sept. 25, the official KCNA news agency reported on Wednesday.

The decision to hold the sixth session of the 12th SPA was made by the SPA Presidium on Monday, said the report.

Legislators have been asked to register for the event on Sept. 23-24, it added.

In April this year, the fifth session of the 12th SPA was convened, during which DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un was named first chairman of the National Defense Commission, the country's top military organ.

Under the constitution, the SPA is the supreme power organ and the legislative body of the DPRK. It holds the highest position of authority in the country.

The SPA's functions include amending the constitution, establishing the basic principles for domestic and foreign policies, and adjusting the country's leadership.

On March 8, 2009, the 12th SPA election was held with 687 members elected. Parliament members have a tenure of five years, and the parliamentary session is usually held annually.

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