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Kim Jong-Un becomes North Korea ruling party chairman

03:36 PM May 31, 2019 | Free Press Journal Correspondant

Pyongyang: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was today given a new title — chairman of the Workers’ Party — at a rare top-level meeting of the ruling party. The country’s de facto head of state Kim Yong-Nam announced the post as foreign journalists briefly watched proceedings at the party congress — the first for 36 years. Kim — the third generation of the dynasty that has ruled the country since its founding in 1948 — was previously first secretary of the party.

The appointment will further bolster his authority at a congress seen as a coronation of sorts for the young leader,  who came to power in December 2011 after the death of his father Kim Jong-Il. Kim Jong-Il has been designated eternal party general secretary.

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The current leader’s grandfather and the country’s founding leader, Kim Il-Sung, remains eternal president of the nation despite having died in 1994.

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