North Korea’s Kim Jong-un ‘wins’ re-election

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North Korea's Kim Jong-un 'won' re-election. Photo: Cordon Press.

Kim Jong-un has ‘won’ re-election as leader of North Korea in a rigged vote where no other candidates were permitted to stand.

 

Following a pre-determined vote, Kim was reaffirmed as First Chairman of the powerful National Defence Commission (NDC) by the country’s Supreme People’s Assembly.

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Last month North Koreans cast their ballots for the election.

The state-controlled Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) described the election as “the great jubilee in the nation’s history” and described how parliament cheered as the result was revealed.

The KCNA said: “All the deputies and participants in the session broke into stormy cheers of “hurrah!”, extending the highest glory and warmest congratulations to him (Kim Jong-un).”

The North Korean leader had his politically-powerful uncle and former political mentor Jang Song-thaek executed last year and dismissed a number of high-ranking government officials over the weekend.


It is not known whether the officials have been killed or sent to concentration camps.

Reportedly, Jang Song-thaek, who was executed as a traitor in December last year, was fed to a pack of hungry dogs.

It has been reported that one of Jang’s closest allies, O Sang-hon, was executed with a flamethrower after being branded an ‘enemy of the state’.



1 COMMENT

  1. It is a disgrace that such a regime is allowed to exist, let alone flourish in today’s world. The Jong-un family have ruled North Korea through terror and intimidation for three generations and yet the world powers stand by and do nothing.
    I admit that to remove this family from power and give the people a normal life is extremely difficult, but the rest of the world should not ignore what is happening there. Surely something can be done?

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