Aw: Kim Jong-Il reelected unanimously by parliament

Kim’s re-election was announced to the North Korean people in a carefully stage-managed broadcast. While State television does not usually go on air until the 5pm news, a daytime broadcast showed undated footage of the Dear Leader meeting solders and workers. Interspersed with footage of the military at its patriotic best – MiG fighters flying above lines of tanks – smiling farmers tilled unusually lush fields and fishermen sang as they showed off their nets packed with their catch.