In preparation for the Chosun Workers’ Party Delegates’ Conference in early September, local delegates’ conferences for the election of delegates from each district, city and county have been held.
Chosun Central Broadcast (the state radio station) reported on Thursday, “District, city, and county delegates’ conferences have been held.”
Chosun Central News Agency (KCNA) also reported the same story, saying, “Through local delegates’ conferences, model workers and party members have been elected delegates for dispatch to provincial delegates’ conferences. They have set an example to others in terms of faithfully taking on the Military-first leadership of the Great General (Kim Jong Il) and carrying out the line and policies of the Party with their indomitable spirit to escort the leader with their lives.”
The KCNA added, “In these local delegate conferences, they agreed unanimously that the Chosun Workers’ Party Delegates’ Conference, to be held in the year of the 65th anniversary of the founding of our honorable Party, will be an epochal turning point in the reinforcement and development of our Party and a great happy event with the remarkable importance of opening an uplifting period in the revolution and construction of Military-first politics.”
These first delegates’ conferences in cities and counties represent the start of the march to Pyongyang and the main Delegates’ Conference. Locally elected delegates will now attend provincial conferences, wherein provincial delegates, who will be dispatched to the Delegates’ Conference, are set to be elected.
However, the whole process will only confirm the appointment of pre-approve candidates. A total of between 1,000 and 1,500 delegates from each province will be recommended and elected as delegates to the main Delegates’ Conference.
Meanwhile, the Delegates’ Conference itself is rumored to be scheduled for between the 6th and 8th of September.
Since the day of the founding of the Republic (North Korea) is September 9th and the North’s authorities have reported that the Conference will be held in “early” September, the rumors seem convincing.