Wednesday 29 April 2020
The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, may grant his succession to his sister Kim Yoo-jung, the first vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party, the South Korean National Assembly said Wednesday.
In its report released today, the agency said that the re-election of Kim Yoo-jung as a candidate for the political bureau at the Labor Party political bureau meeting could strengthen the rule of the ruling Kim family, called the “Bekdo dynasty,” Yonhap news agency reported.
North Korea held a meeting of the Labor Office and the Parliamentary Session of the Supreme People’s Assembly on the 11th and 12th of this month, respectively.
The agency said that Kim Yu-jung’s activities since the beginning of this year, such as announcing the talks with South Korea and the United States, were a central role in the party, and “rumors of leader Kim’s health deteriorated, which draws attention to Kim Yu-jung.”
She stated that there are difficulties to grant succession and leadership to be met by Kim Yu-jung as she is still a candidate member of the Politburo, adding that she believes that this requires formal action after the return of Leader Kim.