` North Korea’s `Kim Jong-un ‘ receives 100% percent of votes from his constituency in parliamentary poll ‘

#AceWorldNews says that North Korea’s Supreme leader Kim Jong-Un received 100 percent of the votes from his constituency in a parliamentary poll, showing the “people’s absolute support and profound trust,” North’s official KCNA news agency said.

He ran uncontested in elections to the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA), which are held every 5 years. Each of the nearly 700 constituencies had only one state-sponsored candidate on the ballot.

Kim can now add parliamentary deputy to his list of accolades, which also include Supreme Commander of the armed forces and chairman of the powerful National Defence Commission.

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` North Korea deports `John Short ‘ after one month of detention for distributing religious material’

#AceWorldNews says that North Korea on Monday deported a 75-year-old Australian missionary, detained last month for distributing religious material, AFP reported.

Hong Kong-based John Short arrived in Beijing on a commercial flight from Pyongyang hours after the North’s official KCNA news agency announced he was being released.

North Korea had arrested him a week ago after leaving “Bible tracts” in a Buddhist temple in Pyongyang during a tour.

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