Sunday, February 15, 2009

(North) Korean News: "Superior Election System of DPRK"

You've probably guessed by now that I derive an odd enjoyment from totalitarian blather. This one is particularly delectable. Not only is the stuff about lack of coercion obviously a complete lie, but the article gives the game away in the last paragraph:
[...] On the principle of direct election, the voter casts his or her ballot directly to a candidate for deputy. It, unlike indirect voting, makes it possible to convey the will of the voters directly to the deputies to make the people's power bodies democratic power bodies representing the will of all the voters.

This principle is guaranteed by practical measures such as strictly banning voting by proxy, installing special sub-constituencies at hospitals, sanatoria, major railway stations and other places, organizing itinerant voting for citizens unable to come to the voting booths and declaring the election day a holiday.

Secret ballot enables the voters to express their free will on the candidates without any restriction. It guarantees a fair and aboveboard election by letting every voter express his or her will freely without subject to coercion, surveillance or threat by anyone.

These principles of election in the DPRK are ones embodying socialist democracy, democracy of the highest form, which make it possible to firmly build up the power bodies at all levels with fine representatives of the working class and working people of other strata, make the power bodies direct spokespersons of the will of the popular masses and stand the popular masses as the genuine masters of power.

Now the entire army and people are full of enthusiasm to powerfully demonstrate once again the might of single-minded unity in the DPRK and fortify the people's power like a monolith by taking part in the election as one man.
Yeah, like a monolith. That's one free election.

Update: The latest editions of Haveil Havalim and Shiny Happy Dhimmi are full of enthusiasm to demonstrate once again the might of single-minded unity.

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