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N. Korea votes in 2nd rubberstamp election under Kim Jong-un Updated: 2019-03-10 16:50:49 KST

North Koreans went to the polls today to elect almost 700 members of the country's legislature -- the Supreme People's Assembly.
It's an election that happens every five years, and it will have officially wrapped up just now at 6 PM, local time.
North Korea puts only one candidate on the ballot in each district, and voting is not optional.
The official turnout rate is almost always 99 percent or higher, as is support for the candidates.
On paper, the Supreme People's Assembly is the most powerful organ in the North Korean state, but in practice it just signs off on measures approved by the ruling party.
However, that does not mean that the members always stay the same.
In the last election 5 years ago, 55 percent of the seats changed hands.
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