North Koreans vote in 'rubber-stamp' election

Voters head to polls in parliamentary election where each district has one candidate to choose from.

Last updated: 10 Mar 2014 02:43
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North Koreans have gone to polling stations to elect a new parliament.

The vote for the Supreme People's Assembly last took place in 2009 and is the first under leader Kim Jong-un.

But with only one candidate running for each district, the vote appears to be little more than a rubber-stamp process.

Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports.


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