May 19, 2024
Analysis

How has North Korean media covered the Park impeachment?

DPRK state media emphasizes "victory of the people", plays down democracy

North Korean media has, since last Friday's impeachment of Park Geun-hye, been unable to hide its glee at the downfall of the DPRK's longtime foe, praising it last week as the “victory of South Korean people."

Of course, while South Korean media portrayed Park’s fall as a "victory of democracy" in South Korea, Pyongyang claimed that it was her long years of “anti-DPRK” and “pro-American” policies that led to her removal.

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