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    Kim Jong Un "Elected" By Unanimous Vote

    Kim Jong Un Elected Unanimously: Dictator Wins In Unopposed Vote


    Kim Jong Un Elected Unanimously: Dictator Wins In Unopposed Vote

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With no one else on the ballot, state media reported Monday that supreme leader Kim Jong Un was not only elected to the highest legislative body in North Korea, he won with the unanimous approval of his district, which had 100 percent turnout.

    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. The vote, more a political ritual than an election by Western standards, is generally held once every five years.

    Though results for the other seats in the assembly had not yet been announced, North Korea's media quickly reported Kim had won in his district — located on the symbolic Mount Paekdu — without a single dissenting ballot.

    In the previous elections, 687 deputies were chosen. This is first time the election had been held since Kim inherited power after the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, in 2011.

    "This is 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," the state-run Korean Central News Agency said.

    Voters in the election have no choice who to vote for — there is only one candidate's name on the ballot for each district. Instead, they have the choice of voting yes or no, and according to official accounts virtually all choose yes. North Korea also typically puts turnout nationwide at over 99 percent.

    Analysts will be closely watching to see if the deputies this time around reflect a generational change as Kim looks to solidify his power and replace older cadres with younger, more loyal ones.

    The Supreme People's Assembly usually meets only rarely, often only once a year. In practice it has little power and when it is not in session, its work is done by a smaller and more powerful body called the Presidium.

    The new parliament was expected to meet next month. No date has been officially announced.
    100% turn out and he got 100% of the vote?

    Who do they think they're fooling, exactly?

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    Re: Kim Jong Un "Elected" By Unanimous Vote

    100% turn out and 100% of the vote.... Damn must be a great leader we should support NK always and forever <3

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    Re: Kim Jong Un "Elected" By Unanimous Vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Kim Jong Un Elected Unanimously: Dictator Wins In Unopposed Vote




    100% turn out and he got 100% of the vote?

    Who do they think they're fooling, exactly?
    From the stories about his Uncle's departure, the voters did not want to go to the dogs.

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    Re: Kim Jong Un "Elected" By Unanimous Vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Kim Jong Un Elected Unanimously: Dictator Wins In Unopposed Vote


    100% turn out and he got 100% of the vote?

    Who do they think they're fooling, exactly?
    Well dooh... who wouldn't vote for him.
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    Re: Kim Jong Un "Elected" By Unanimous Vote

    It was a tough primary... the other contenders went to the dogs.

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    Re: Kim Jong Un "Elected" By Unanimous Vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Kim Jong Un Elected Unanimously: Dictator Wins In Unopposed Vote




    100% turn out and he got 100% of the vote?

    Who do they think they're fooling, exactly?
    It's not that unusual. Have you ever looked at the results for Pelosi's district or Rangel's?

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    Re: Kim Jong Un "Elected" By Unanimous Vote

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    From the stories about his Uncle's departure, the voters did not want to go to the dogs.
    yep that is how dictatorship works. you vote for me or you and your family and anyone close to you dies.

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    Re: Kim Jong Un "Elected" By Unanimous Vote

    Gaddaffi was such an under-achiever, 30 years a despot and only made Colonel.
    Don't work out, work in.

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    Re: Kim Jong Un "Elected" By Unanimous Vote

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    From the stories about his Uncle's departure, the voters did not want to go to the dogs.
    Boooo!


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Kim Jong Un "Elected" By Unanimous Vote

    How's his golf game compared to his father? Does he go to the bathroom, or is he like his grandfather in that regard?


    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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