Tuesday, July 26, 2011

100% said Yes in North Korean elections

Continuing from the last article about the latest North Korea's election...

North Korea's state-run media claimed that 99.97% of all voters voted during this local election, and 100% of all who voted agreed with the candidates recommended by the dear Party. The other 0.03% was apparently working at sea or overseas, but foreign journalists could not confirm who voted or how the process worked. 
Kim Yong, Chairman of Sub-constituency No. 93 of Constituency No. 57 in Pyongyang, told KCNA that the election is an important occasion. "The election is of weighty significance as it is being held when all the Korean people have turned out in the effort to glorify the 100 year history of Kim Il Sung's Korea," Kim Yong said, referring to the former North Korean leader who was born in 1912 and led the country since its founding in 1948 until his death in 1994.
Just for your information, this sort of shenanigans isn't new at all. For example, Kim Jong-Il, the current leader of North Korea, was elected with 100% turnout and 100% Yes vote to continue his position in 2009. Only if I could find pictures of newspapers then... I just can't seem to find it!

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