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10/03 12:14 CET

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un claims 100% election result

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un claims 100% election result

North Koreans have been voting for new members of the country's top legislative body, for the first time since leader Kim Jong-un came to power just over two years ago. As well as being head of the country and the armed forces, Kim has been elected to the Supreme People's…