North Koreans voted for all candidates in Sunday's local elections, the country's official news agency said Tuesday, the latest reminder that the polls are a formality in the communist country.
The Korean Central News Agency said 99.97 percent of all registered voters voted for a total of 28,116 candidates for deputies in people's assemblies across the country.
In North Korean elections, turnout is usually near 100 percent and candidates, hand-picked by the ruling party, are elected with absolute support.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il also cast his ballot at a polling station in Pyongyang, along with his heir-apparent son Kim Jong-un and a senior party official, according to the KCNA. (Yonhap)