North Korea—Kim Reshuffles Top Leadership To Strengthen Hold On Power

Yonhap | 04/12/2019

North Korea has elected a new nominal head of state as part of a broader political shakeup designed to consolidate Kim Jong Un's hold on power, reports the Yonhap news agency (Seoul).  In a major party meeting on Thursday, Choe Ryong Hae was elected as the constitutional head of state and assumed the second-highest position in the State Affairs Commission, the Korean Central News Agency reported on Friday. Choe replaced Kim Yong Nam, who had held the position since it was established...

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