26 Jul '11, 2am

N. Korea says all citizens vote 'yes' in local elections

SEOUL: All North Koreans who took part in local elections on Sunday voted for state-selected candidates and turnout was 99.97 per cent, state media said Tuesday. A total of 28,116 representatives were elected as deputies to assemblies at provincial, city and county level with not a single vote of opposition to the candidates, the Korean Central News Agency said. "Only those on foreign tours or working on the oceans could not take part in the election," KCNA said. It said the election "demonstrated the might of the single-minded unity of the revolutionary ranks and advantages of Korean-style socialism". Leader Kim Jong-Il himself made an appearance at a polling station on Sunday to cast his vote, along with his son and heir apparent Jong-Un. Typically, 99 per cent of voters in the de facto single-party state take part in elections and 99 per cent of them vote for unconteste...

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