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    Kim Jong-Un is reaffirmed as North Korea's ruler in an election of one

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    by euronews (in English)

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    North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un has been reaffirmed as First Chairman of the ruling National Defence Commission.

    His re-election came as no surprise as Kim was the only candidate with no one else allowed to stand. His appointment was backed by the country’s new rubber-stamp parliament, the Supreme People’s Assembly.

    Kim has recently tightened his grip on power, last year he had his politically influential uncle executed and last weekend 11 high-ranking government officials were either killed or jailed.

    The state-controlled Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) described how the parliament clapped and cheered as the result of the election was announced.