North Korea stages most important political event in decades
May 6, Seoul: Thousands of delegates are meeting in North Korea as it is holding its most important and rare political event in decades.
Leader Kim Jong-un will cement his status and set out his vision for a choreographed show and support being seen as an unofficial coronation. Kim
Jong-un is inside the hall, with guards lined up outside the venue.
Its run-up saw attempts at missile launches and speculation that the North will conduct a fifth nuclear test.
It is the seventh congress of North Korea's Worker's Party and the first since 1980. It is being held inside the April 25 House of Culture, now covered in vast red and gold banners and massive images of the current leader's father and grandfather, according to reports.
But the event remains shrouded in secrecy. Foreign journalists invited to cover the congress have not yet been allowed inside the venue. State television is not currently broadcasting the event.
The Oslo Times