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Post 10 Mar 2014, 08:21
Kim has won 100% of the election, with a 100% voter turnout. Not one vote was cast against him!

Yahoo News wrote:
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.
Post 10 Mar 2014, 10:23
The people of Korea have spoken. Glory to Songun, glory to the DPRK!

In all seriousness though it's clearly apparent that the majority of North Koreans do in fact support Kim Jong-Un. Regardless of how you feel about him, or how I do, Koreans still see value.
Post 10 Mar 2014, 11:34
Long live comrade Kim. Congratulations for his election.
Post 10 Mar 2014, 11:39
OP-Bagration wrote:
Long live comrade Kim. Congratulations for his election.


It's like you don't even understand the concept of self-parody to the point of absurdity.
Post 10 Mar 2014, 13:19
Do you mean that comrade Kim has no sense of humor?
Post 10 Mar 2014, 13:32
Congrats young Kim. May the sun of Juche shine on you for a thousand years.
Post 10 Mar 2014, 23:47
Putting the D in DPRK


Sure he's going to get 100% if no other candidates are allowed to stand against him and the result of ticking 'no' is deportation to a labour camp.
Post 11 Mar 2014, 00:00
There isn't even a "no" box on the ballots.

"In a North Korean election, there is no possibility of abstaining or casting a ‘no’ vote. To do so is considered a subversive act against the will of the state that is beyond the pale and results in destruction of the dissenter’s family. In fact, expressing approval of a state ratified decision is the North Korean voter’s obligation and right.

When North Korean voters turn up at the polls on the day of the election, the ballots are distributed by citizens forcibly mobilised by the state. Voters have their identification papers checked against the electoral register. They are then given a ballot with only the candidate’s name and one box in which to tick the voter’s approval. It is the North Korean citizen’s privilege to endorse a decision set by their leadership." (https://newfocusintl.com/autocratic-nor ... ical-ruse/)
Post 11 Mar 2014, 00:26
Please stop reading this shit. I have seen other sources saying that this is a "yes" and "no" vote and others saying that you can use a red pen to vote "no". This Washington-based website is a shame.
Post 11 Mar 2014, 00:32
Show them, then.
Post 11 Mar 2014, 00:34
Yeah I read up on this site and it is literally nothing but exiles who profited from selling out to Seoul. Self-funded my dick. I can't believe you fell for this site Mabool.
Post 11 Mar 2014, 00:39
We really don't care about that. You can vote for only one person, that's quite enough to know that this election is a joke or a plebiscite. Why do they need to add more lies, as if the harsh reality wasn't enough? This is just stupid. I would rather be interested in how things work behind the facades. How those persons are chosen, how do they choose between the different political parties? That's the interesting thing, but they don't know anything about that.
Post 11 Mar 2014, 00:45
Dagoth Ur wrote:
Yeah I read up on this site and it is literally nothing but exiles who profited from selling out to Seoul. Self-funded my dick. I can't believe you fell for this site Mabool.


I'd still rather believe exiles than the KCNA.
Post 11 Mar 2014, 01:02
Even those who went trhough Puppet Korea's reeducation camps?
Post 14 May 2014, 17:00
They probably got an extra scoop of rice to celebrate.

How can you be deported to labour camps that don’t exist...LOL. they are all an invention of the capitalist running dogs!
Post 15 May 2014, 09:26
The ballot goes like this:

Yes, I want Kim to be the head of state

No, I want my head to be removed from my body.
Post 15 May 2014, 12:58
Point to ponder. Given that Lenin only ever won 25% of vote, with Kim winning 100% is he 4 times the leader Lenin was?
Post 15 May 2014, 14:03
Yami, this is a serious forum. Either post data to back your claim or post them in Cafe Mir. Otherwise you'd be carded.
And you've been already carded a red for trolling, so next time will be a ban.
Post 28 Dec 2014, 06:52
Mabool wrote:
There isn't even a "no" box on the ballots.

"In a North Korean election, there is no possibility of abstaining or casting a ‘no’ vote. To do so is considered a subversive act against the will of the state that is beyond the pale and results in destruction of the dissenter’s family. In fact, expressing approval of a state ratified decision is the North Korean voter’s obligation and right.

When North Korean voters turn up at the polls on the day of the election, the ballots are distributed by citizens forcibly mobilised by the state. Voters have their identification papers checked against the electoral register. They are then given a ballot with only the candidate’s name and one box in which to tick the voter’s approval. It is the North Korean citizen’s privilege to endorse a decision set by their leadership." (https://newfocusintl.com/autocratic-nor ... ical-ruse/)


That is just anti-DPRK Propaganda.
Post 04 Aug 2015, 01:18
I'm pretty sure the DPRK's electoral system isn't much different from that used in the USSR. Soviet elections didn't have "yes" or "no" boxes you had to tick. If you wanted to vote yes then all you had to do was take the ballot marked with the name of the candidate and deposit it in the box. If you wanted to vote against the candidate then you had to use a pencil to write a line or something across his/her name on the ballot before depositing it.

So in that sense, assuming that the DPRK's electoral system still operates essentially the same way it did in the 1950s-80s, the quote is dishonest.
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