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Published On: Mon, Mar 10th, 2014

Kim Jong Un wins unanimously as all voters go to the polls

North Korea Supreme Leader,  Kim Jong Un, was elected to the highest legislative body in North Korea by a unanimous  vote as ALL North Koreans went to the polls on Sunday to approve the new roster of deputies for the Supreme People’s Assembly, the country’s legislature.

Kim Jong Un North Korea donkeyhoteyWith 100 percent turnout and no votes against Kim, North Korea’s media quickly reported Kim had won in his district long before results were tallied. However, since there is only one name on the ballot for each of the districts.

As of 18:00 Sunday, all electors registered on the lists of voters went to the polls, except for those on foreign tour or working in oceans, according to a report of the Central Election Committee.

Those voters unable to go to the polling stations because of old age or illness cast their ballots into mobile ballot boxes.

According to Korean state media, there was a festive feel to election day:

“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.”

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.

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