An election was held in North Korea yesterday and you’ll be shocked to learn infallible human being Kim Jong Un received 100 percent of the votes.
Even more impressive is the fact Un, who ran unopposed, was supported by 100 percent turnout. People over there must love the political process. We could probably learn a few things.
What’s that you say? There are some flies in this unanimous ointment? Whatever do you mean?
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.
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%.
Oh, I guess that makes a difference. Wonder what the media watchdogs have to say about this hollow victory.
“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.
It was not all rainbows and butterflies for Jong Un this weekend, though, as Dennis Rodman announced he won’t return to the country.