December 09, 2023
Ask A North Korean

Settling in Seoul: What a North Korean escapee thinks of South Korean politics

DPRK’s ‘revolutionary’ politics left no room for choice, but ROK’s democratic system can be bewildering for defectors

“Settling in Seoul” is an NK News series in which North Korean defectors share their experiences adapting to life in South Korea.

This week, Rose — who lived in North Korea until she defected with her family in 2019 — writes about her experiences with politics in both North and South Korea, as well as the process of voting in the DPRK.