After the local elections, the North Korean regime announced that the votes were against the ruling party, the first since the 1960s according to a South Korean official.
Defectors in North Korea? On Tuesday, November 28, Kim Jong Un’s dictatorial regime surprised by announcing that the ruling Workers’ Party had not won the local elections with 100% of the votes, as usual.
“Among the voters who participated in the voting, 99.91% voted for the candidates of the provincial House of Representatives, and 99.87% voted for the candidates of the city and county House of Representatives,” KCNA said, citing the agency. Reuters.
A South Korean Unification Ministry official in charge of relations with the North said this was the first time North Korea had indicated opposition votes in local elections since the 1960s.
Reuters points out that “analysts believe that this is an attempt to give an image of a normal society.”
To vote, voters had to choose between two ballot boxes, one to approve the candidate proposed by the party, and the other to reject him.
A video released by North Korean authorities shows Kim Jong Un casting his vote at a polling station set up in a factory. We can see the leader depositing three ballot papers into a green ballot box, before leaving the place, amid applause from the audience.
These regional elections generally record a turnout of over 99%, since voting is compulsory.
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