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09 March 2009

NKorea's Kim Re-Elected To Parliament

from USA Today

North Korea's leader has been unanimously re-elected to the communist country's rubber-stamp parliament. Kim Jong Il's re-election was never in doubt. But observers are watching for signs of a political shift or hints that he is grooming a successor. The autocratic leader is 67 and reportedly had a stroke last summer, around the time the elections were to be held. North Korea denies he was ill but didn't give a reason why the voting was delayed until now.

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