1946 North Korean local elections

Elections of the provincial, city and county people's committees were held in North Korea on November 3, 1946. [1]

Pyongyang voters queuing in the local elections of North Korea of 3rd Nov. 1946.
Pak Chong-ae, leader of the Korean Democratic Women's Union (조선민주녀성동맹, = North Korea Democratic Women's League), speaks at a rally for the local elections in North Korea held 3rd Nov. 1946.
Pyongyang voters at a rally for the local elections of North Korea of 3rd Nov. 1946. School girls in uniform singing.

The elections were held for the Pyongyang municipal people's committee, six provincial people's committees, 12 city people's committees, and 90 county people's committees. [2]

The total turnout for the election is 99.6%, with 97% of the total voters participating in the elections of the provincial people's committees, 95.4% in the elections of the city people's committees, and 96.9% in the elections of the county people's committees. [3]

A total of 3,459 deputies were elected to the provincial, city and county people's committees, with 1,102 deputies being affiliated with the Workers' Party of North Korea, 352 with the Korean Democratic Party, 253 with the Chondoist Chongu Party, and 1,753 being independents. [4]

Among the 3,459 deputies elected were 510 workers, 1,256 peasants, 1,056 office clerks, 145 merchants, 73 businessmen, 311 intellectuals, 94 religious people, and 14 former landlords. 453 of the 3,459 deputies were women. [5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ East Gate Book (2003) North Korea Handbook: Yonhap News Agency Seoul, p930 ISBN 0765610043
  2. ^ "Organization and Role of the People's Committee of North Korea". National Institute of Korean History. Retrieved 11 January 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Organization and Role of the People's Committee of North Korea". National Institute of Korean History. Retrieved 11 January 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Organization and Role of the People's Committee of North Korea". National Institute of Korean History. Retrieved 11 January 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Organization and Role of the People's Committee of North Korea". National Institute of Korean History. Retrieved 11 January 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)