|calendar>>July 22. 2011 Juch 100|
First Democratic Election in Korea
|Pyongyang, July 22 (KCNA) -- The DPRK will have an election for deputies to provincial (municipal), city (district) and county people's assemblies on July 24.
The first democratic election in Korea took place on November 3, Juche 35 (1946).
At that time, the anti-imperialist, anti-feudal democratic revolution was successfully carried out in the northern half of Korea. So, it was an urgent issue for Korea to develop the existing provisional people's committee into a legally-consolidated people's committee through election.
On September 25, 1946, President Kim Il Sung put an election for members of the People's Committee of North Korea on the agenda of the 2nd Session of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of North Korea. He, on November 1, elaborated on the tasks of the soon-to-be-elected People's Committee and voters at a Pyongyang meeting celebrating a democratic election.
Prior to the election, the people of Samdung-myon (sub-county), Kangdong County, South Phyongan Province, nominated Kim Il Sung as a candidate for deputy to the provincial people's committee, reflecting the unanimous will of all the people in the province.
The President visited Samdung-myon and other places to meet voters and guide election preparations.
Under his wise leadership, all people turned out in making preparations for a democratic election.
The class enemies, under the patronage of the U.S. imperialists, tried hard to foil the election, but to no effect.
On November 3, 99.6 percent of the registered voters took part in the universal, equal and direct election, the first of its kind in Korea.
The successful election demonstrated the patriotic zeal of the Korean people rallied around the President and their capacity for building an independent and sovereign state.
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