Kim Jong-un was not on the list of 687 candidates elected to the North Korean parliament in Sunday’s election, state media announced on Tuesday, although his sister was voted into the rubber-stamp parliament.

No reason has been given for Mr Kim’s absence from the ballot, five years after he was elected in the previous vote as head of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

Every candidate who did run in the election was returned with 100 percent of the vote in their constituencies, including Kim Yo-jung, Mr Kim’s younger sister, who previously worked in the government’s propaganda division but has more recently taken on the management of his day-to-day schedule.

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