'Unanimous' election of North Korea's Kim Jong-Un to legislature

Kim Jong-Un, North Korea's young Supreme Leader, has unsurprisingly claimed unanimous election to his country's legislature.
By JC Finley  |  March 10, 2014 at 10:02 AM
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PYONGYANG, North Korea, March 10 (UPI) -- North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un was elected unanimously to his country's parliament, the Central Election Committee reported Monday.

Kim was elected as the representative of Mount Paektu Constituency No. 111 in the Supreme People's Assembly. Mount Paektu is Korea's highest peak and allegedly the birthplace of Kim's deceased father and former Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-Il.

Pyongyang's official news agency, Korean Central News Agency, relayed the election results, claiming the unanimous votes demonstrated "absolute support and profound trust" in Kim Jong-Un.

South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported that analysts project "North Korea is expected to use the elections as an opportunity to eliminate or sideline supporters of Jang Song-thaek, leader Kim Jong-un's once-powerful uncle who was executed in December on charges of treason."

[Yonhap News Agency]

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