calendar>> March 9. 2014 Juche 103
Election of Deputies to 13th SPA Under Way
Pyongyang, March 9 (KCNA) -- The election of deputies to the 13th Supreme People's Assembly (SPA) is now under way in the DPRK.

Seen in streets and villages are fluttering national flags and slogans and posters calling for further consolidating the people's power.

Polling booths are crowded with voters in festive dresses amid the playing of light music from early morning.

Some of voters are dancing to the tune of lilting melodies, beating drums or gongs.

Artistes are giving performances in different parts of the country, adding to the festive atmosphere.

The voting began at 9:00 a.m.

Overseas compatriots on a visit to the socialist homeland visited the subconstituency No. 7 of the Pothonggang constituency No. 18.

They said that election in capitalist countries is a competition between a tiny handful of wealthy and powerful persons, but in the DPRK it is a synonym for happiness of electing representatives among ordinary people and becomes an important occasion to demonstrate the single-minded unity. Such election is beyond imagination in capitalist countries, they said.

They expressed their determination to take active part in the work for the prosperity of the socialist homeland, true to the noble patriotic will of the respected Marshal Kim Jong Un with the pride of being overseas citizens of the DPRK.

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