Sunday, March 8, 2009

Fake Democracy In A Dictatorship

SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) -- North Koreans cast ballots Sunday in parliamentary elections watched by outside observers for hints of who might eventually succeed leader Kim Jong-Il.

Kim himself is running. And his near-certain win would affirm that the 67-year-old leader is firmly in control of the nuclear-armed nation despite a reported stroke in August.

But with Kim's recent health scare, analysts were looking for signs of whether he was ready to groom one of his sons as an heir to the world's only communist dynasty.

CNN uses controversial photo.

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