Sunday, July 24, 2011

North Korean Elections

The poster reads : EVERYBODY VOTE YES
On July 24th, North Korea had their elections for local government officials. Unlike what most people would think of elections where you have a set of qualified candidates and you pick the one you want, North Korean elections function a little differently, like all things North Korean. This election consisted of whether you agree or disagree with the 28,000 candidates the Labor Party (the governing body of N. Korea) picked. Look at that bright poster with the slogan : EVERYBODY VOTE YES! (translation : vote yes or you'll die in a labor camp)

The state media reported 99.97% turnout rate. Um, good for you, 'Democratic' People's Republic of Korea.

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