Kim Jong-Un Wins In ‘Election’ With 100% Votes
By Anne Lu | March 11, 2014 3:29 PM EST
Kim Jong-un has been elected to North Korea’s highest legislative body by 100% of his electorate. The reclusive Asian country’s supreme leader is the clear winner in the polls after the people elected him to the parliament on Sunday.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervises a flight drill of the KPA Air and Anti-Air Force Unit 2620, honored with the Title of O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) March 7, 2014. REUTERS/KCNA
For the first time since Mr Kim came to power in 2011, North Koreans have voted for the members of the Supreme People’s Assembly, and the state media reported that Mr Kim received a unanimous vote in the constituency where he stood.
“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,” Korean Central News Agency reported, via the Associated Press.
It’s not as if his people had a choice, though. Elections to the national assembly, which are held every five years, only have one candidate’s name on the ballot for each district. Voters only choose “yes” or “no,” and apparently, they all chose yes to Mr Kim’s name.
He can now add MP to his many titles, which include Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and Chairman of the National Defence Commission.
Mr Kim’s younger sister, Kim Yo-jong, has also made her first official appearance in state media, which suggested that Mr Kim is consolidating the power of their dynasty in the country.
She was first seen standing next to her brother during the funeral of Kim Jong-il, their father and the former ruler.
And although she has been seen accompanying her brother on some of his trips, her appearance on Sunday at the elections was different because she was identified as a “senior official” and was attending along with several top officials.
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