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Report of Credentials Committee of Deputies to 13th SPA
Pyongyang, April 9 (KCNA) -- Deputy Kim Phyong Hae, chairman of the Deputy Credentials Committee, made a report on the committee at the First Session of the 13th Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK held on Wednesday.

According to him, 99.97 percent of all voters took part in the election of deputies to the 13th SPA and voted for the candidates for deputies to the SPA registered at relevant constituencies.

The credentials committee confirmed that all the elected deputies have qualifications as SPA deputies because the election of the deputies to the 13th SPA was strictly held according to the Rules on the Elections of Deputies to the People's Assemblies at All Levels and the candidates for deputies to the SPA registered at relevant constituencies were voted by all electors.

The elected deputies to the SPA are the genuine people's representatives who are devoting themselves to strengthening the DPRK government and accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Juche, remaining loyal to the idea and guidance of supreme leader Kim Jong Un.

Among the SPA deputies are anti-Japanese revolutionary fighters who participated in the anti-Japanese armed struggle led by President Kim Il Sung and veterans of the Fatherland Liberation War.

17.2 percent of the deputies are service personnel who are performing shining feats at posts to defend the country and worksites to build a rich and powerful country, true to the Songun revolutionary leadership of Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un.

Workers account for 12. 7 percent, cooperative farmers 11.1 percent and women 16.3 percent. They are bringing about shining labor innovations in the van of the heroic advance to build a thriving socialist nation.

Also among the deputies are officials of the party and power bodies, administrative and economic organs and working people's organizations, those in the fields of science, education, public health, literature and arts and media and various other sectors and those of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan and organizations under it.

Winners of Order of Kim Il Sung, Kim Il Sung Prize, Order of Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Il Prize account for 30.2 percent, recipients of the titles of the DPRK hero and labor hero 14. 6 percent and recipients of academic degrees and titles including professors and doctors and scientists, technicians and experts 91.7 percent.

3.9 percent of the deputies are aged below 39, 66.9 percent 40-59, 29.2 percent above 60 and 94.2 percent of them graduated from universities or received similar level of education.

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