September 27, 2023

North Korean state media reports briefly on Yoon Suk-yeol’s election victory

Report in the Rodong Sinmun similar to how DPRK state media covered past conservative victories in South Korea

North Korean state media reported on South Korea’s presidential election this week, with the Rodong Sinmun telling domestic readers that conservative Yoon Suk-yeol won a close victory.

The brief story, carried on the last page of Friday’s paper, followed the past pattern of understated state media coverage on conservative victories in the South.