Today sees one of the world's most hotly contested elections.
The result is expected to be a real cliffhanger.
North Korea has a very simple system – the powers that be select one candidate for each constituency, and the Proles go out and vote for him. Simple.
Of course there are those on this side of the planet who will scoff and sneer at this system. "That's not democracy if you can only vote for one candidate" they say.
I say that there is precious little difference between the North Korean system and ours.
Here the powers that be choose a small number of candidates but essentially, as they all have identical manifestos, political ideals and the same greed for power at any cost, they may as well be one and the same person. So in Korea they know in advance who they are going to get while here we know the outcome but just have to choose a name.
Personally, I think Kim Jong-un's sytem is a damn sight more honest.