Not one vote cast against Kim Jong Un in his first election

By Terrence McCoy, March 10, 2014

If Sunday’s vote in North Korea is any indication, supreme leader Kim Jong Un is the most popular politician of all time.

North Korea state media reported Monday that Kim was elected to the Supreme People’s Assembly, the highest legislative body in North Korea, in a vote that had 100 percent turnout. What’s more, not a single ballot was cast against him. It was the young leader’s first election since the 2011 death of his father, Kim Jong Il, and the national turnout topped the nation’s traditional 99 percent showing.

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