Kim Jong Un re-elected with 100 percent of vote

Kim Jong Un re-elected with 100 percent of vote

Credit: KCNA

Kim Jong Un with aides during the March 9 election. He won with 100 percent of votes, with 100 percent turnout.

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by NBC News

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Posted on March 10, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 11 at 3:10 AM

North Korea's state media confirmed on Monday what was surely never in doubt — a 100 percent, no-abstention victory for leader Kim Jong Un in the country's stage-managed parliamentary election.

Every single registered elector had turned out to vote, the state-run Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) reported, "except for those on foreign tour or working in oceans."

The country's young leader personally stood for election in the symbolic Mount Paektu district. It was there, according to family legend, that Kim's grandfather led the fight against Japanese imperialism and where Kim's father was later born.

The nation was "seething with election atmosphere" on polling day, according to a headline on KCNA's English-language website. Illustrating the excitable mood, the agency distributed a photo of soldiers dancing in the streets after casting their ballots.

North Korean soldiers dancing after casting their votes in the election of deputies to the 13th Supreme People's Assembly at Paektusan Constituency No. 111.

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