North Korea Holds Elections

by Meghna Kumar

On March 9, elections were held for The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Supreme People’s Assembly, North Korea’s Parliament. Votes were cast in North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang. According to North Korean media agencies, there was a 100% turn out at the polls and 100% of votes were cast for no change in the North Korean parliament. North Korean state media claimed that the people of North Korea were so thrilled with the results of the election that they even broke out into song.

As noted on Time.com, The elections are generally held every 5 years and instead of being used to determine changes in government, they are used to determine North Korea’s population. Inminban, neighborhood watch police, audit who shows up to the polls and who doesn’t, ensuring a 100% turn out. All the votes were supposedly unanimous and Kim Jong Un is still in control of North Korea.

 

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