The voters at the SPA in Pyongyang on March 9th, 2014 (Source: AP)

Accordingly, citizens will vote for deputies to all 687 seats in the 14th SPA for five year terms.

Representatives will be elected by a de-facto confidence vote, and the new Assembly is likely to convene in April.

It will be the second such election since Kim Jong-un became the country’s leader in December 2011.

The SPA is a unicameral legislative body of 687 members who are elected by popular vote for five-year terms. It always passes all proposals by the government into law during its sessions with almost no debate or modification.

Elections in the DPRK are held every five years for the SPA, and every four years for Local People’s Assemblies./.

Compiled by BTA