Kim wins 100% of votes in single-party poll

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iol pic wld_KOREA-NORTH-_0309_11 REUTERS North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the Kim Il Sung University of Politics to take part 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 the KPA. Picture: North Korea's Korean Central News Agency

Seoul -

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un won 100 percent of the votes cast in his legislative district during the single-party parliamentary elections held at the weekend, according to official media reports on Monday.

“The voters of the constituency took part in voting and 100 percent of them voted for Kim Jong Un,” North Korean state media reported.

This was seen as “an expression of all the service personnel and people's absolute support and profound trust in the supreme leader.”

Sunday's poll was the first for members of the People's Assembly since Kim Jong Un took leadership of the authoritarian regime after his father's death two years ago.

The Assembly is nominally the highest legislative power, but in practice only meets once or twice a year to rubber-stamp policies drawn up by the Workers' Party.

Observers in South Korea said the result will serve to consolidate Kim's grip on power. - Sapa-dpa


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