May 20, 2024

North Korean state media makes first mention of recent ROK election

Reports on protests against Yoon after ruling party’s ‘crushing defeat’ likely aim to stir up conflict, expert says

North Korean state media mentioned South Korea’s recent parliamentary election for the first time on Tuesday, a move one expert said may be aimed at whipping up social unrest in the ROK.

The party-run Rodong Sinmun and Cabinet daily Minju Joson did not report on the election result itself, instead indirectly quoting South Korean protesters who referred to the ruling party’s defeat.

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