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N. Korean leader enjoys 100 per cent 'poll' win

Published on Mar 10, 2014 2:30 PM
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un casting his ballot in the election of a deputy to the Supreme People's Assembly at sub-constituency No. 43 of Constituency No. 105 together with service personnel of North Korean army at Kim Il Sung University of Politics on March 9, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP/KCNA 

SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea's state media confirmed on Monday what was never in doubt - a 100 per cent, no-abstention poll victory for leader Kim Jong-Un in the country's stage-managed parliamentary election.

Every single vote cast on Sunday in Kim's constituency was for the man who can now add MP to his many titles that include Supreme Commander of the armed forces and chairman of the powerful National Defence Commission.

"All the voters of the constituency took part in voting and 100 percent of them voted for Kim Jong-Un," the North's official KCNA news agency said.

"This is an expression of ... people's absolute support and profound trust in supreme leader Kim Jong-Un as they single-mindedly remain loyal to him, holding him in high esteem," it said.

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