February 22, 2020

The weird, weird world of North Korean elections
Elections used to keep tabs on whereabouts of citizens
If you're a North Korean citizen trying to make an (underground) living in China, there's one event that will certainly bring you back home: election day in the DRPK, when many flood back into the country to have their votes counted whenever they are called.Why? According to defector Mina Yoon, who left North Korea in 2011, elections function mainly as a means for the state to keep track of