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State media again reported near 100% turnout but acknowledged votes against chosen candidates for first time in decades
Single-candidate polls are the norm, but past examples of competitive elections provide precedent for making changes
Surprise deletion of phrase introduced in 2019 is sign leader has eliminated perceived military threats to his rule
Ri Son Gwon’s demotion points to disagreements over policy toward Seoul, while purged officials return to top positions
Recent plenum referenced election reform, which could ditch single-candidate polls without sacrificing state control
DPRK has long imposed extreme restrictions over its exclusive economic zone, leading to violent encounters in past