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Only losers in North Korea ‘elections’ are its hapless citizens

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Last week, North Koreans, including ‘supreme leader’ Kim Jong-un, cast their votes to elect roughly 700 members to the national legislature. Even so, somehow, no one has mistaken it yet it for a democracy. Like most authoritarian states, North Korea, too, loves its democratic pretences. Jong-un’s Workers’ Party has has an iron grip on North Korea, but every five years, an election for the rubber-stamp legislature, known as the Supreme People’s Assembly, is held. It is a rubber-stamp, farcical election because voters are presented with just one state-sanctioned candidate per seat.........

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