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North Korea's Kim Jong-un wins election with 100% votes

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 - 11:57am IST | Place: London | Agency: DNA Webdesk
The North Korean leader was unanimously re-elected to the Parliament from his constituency.
  • Kim jong un North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sweeps 100% votes from his constituency. Reuters

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is reported to have been unanimously re-elected to the Parliament by the people of his constituency, in the elections for the Supreme People's Assembly, held once in five years.

Kim received complete support from his Mount Paektu constituency, with 100% votes in his favor.

According to the BBC, each of the 687 districts had only one candidate running for office, with voters required to write "Yes" or "No" on the ballot paper.

Following Kim's victory, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the state news agency of North Korea, said this was an expression of all the service personnel and people's absolute support and profound trust in Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un as they single-mindedly remain loyal to him.

Meanwhile, Kim's younger sister Kim Yo-jong also made her first official appearance in state media, which identified her by name and the honorific "comrade", describing her as a senior official. 

The reactions that this unanimous win garnered on the internet were enthusiastic, with some being congratulatory and some dryly sarcastic.

 

With inputs from agencies.


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