March 10, 2014

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un elected MP with 100% of votes

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been elected to the country's rubber-stamp Parliament with a unanimous vote from his district.
 Kim's 100 per cent approval from his Mount Paektu constituency reflects the "absolute support" of people in the country. The elections for the Supreme People's Assembly on Sunday had just one name on the ballot for each district.
Each of the 687 districts had only one candidate running for office, with electors required to write only "yes" or "no" on the ballot paper. It was the first time, such a poll had been held since Kim assumed power. Kim Jong-un became leader of North Korea following the death of his father, Kim Jong-il, in 2011.
North Korea usually votes once every five years to approve members of the highest legislative body, the Supreme People's Assembly. The results of the other districts are yet to be announced.