Some left but some stay: a quick review of the election to the SPA

Analyzing the list of people who were chosen at the new SPA (Supreme People Assembly of North Korea) election, we can notice that as usually the same people were chosen as in previous elections except some little changes. It would be a great challenge to analyze each person chosen to the SPA, therefore I would like to provide some information concerning only a minor part of these people.

The Jang dream team

Some people associated to Jang Sung Thaek (the uncle of Kim Jong Eun who was executed in December 2013) were chosen to the SPA session including:

Ri Chol – the former tutor of Kim Jong Eun – who was supposedly dead…according to South Korean newspapers.

Ji Jae Ryong – the DPRK ambassador to China- was also chosen. Ji Jae Ryong is considered as a former friend of Jang Sung Thaek. Jang Sung Thaek was responsible for his nomination as an ambassador of the DPRK to the former Yugoslavia in the 80’s.

Ri Kwang Gun – a NK technocrat who worked in Germany and Bangladesh – was also reelected. He was responsible for some of the business of the Jang family. Maybe some of them had betrayed Jang ? That’s also a possibility which may explain that they are still alive (I personally do believe that the reality is more complicated).

Interestingly Mun Kyong Dok (the head of the KWP in Pyongyang and a jovial friend of Jang Sung Thaek) was not elected.

Other nominations

Long-term associates of Kim Jong Il were reelected. This was done in order to maintain the Pact of Stability between Kim Jong Eun and the DPRK leadership. Among them we can quote:

Ri Ul Sol, Yang Hong Sop,  Jo Yon Jun, O Kuk Ryol, Kim Yong Ju (Kim Jong Eun uncle and Kim Il Sung brother), Kim Kyok Shik, Ju Kyu Jang, Kim Yong Dae, Kim Yong Nam, Kang Sok Ju, Ro Tu Chol, Pyong In Son, Choe Pu Il, Pak Pong Ju, Choe Hwi, Ma Won Chun, Jon Yon Jon, Kim Kye Kwan, An Kum Chol, Kim Kyong Hui, Kim Yong Chun, Sim Chol Ho, O Il Jong, Hwang Pyong So, Ri Kil Song (the former procurator of the DPRK, a 90 years old politician), Kim Wan Su, Kim Ki Nam, Pak Ui Chun, O Kum Chol, Thae Jong Su, O Su Yong (one of my favorite politician in terms of influence over the DPRK)…and many others

Own conclusions

The family of Kim Jong Eun is not fully visible in the list of SPA delegates. Kim Jong Eun was selected at the 111 place (is it not sweet ?), Kim Jong Nam, an enemy of Kim Jong Eun and a half-brother of the leader, was not chosen. He’s supposedly under the protection of the Chinese police. How long ? We do not know.

Suite des purges en Corée du Nord ou exagérations journalistiques ?

Après la purge de Jang Sung Thaek, il semblerait que ce soit la personne de Ri Chol, le responsable des comptes de la famille (en rouge sur l’illustration) qui ait été exécuté ? Vrai ou faux ? Eléments audio de réponses dans le commentaire suivant. Veuillez vous rendre ici.


Ri Su Yong (en rouge sur l’illustration)

Pak Pong Ju et Ro Tu Chol en inspections économiques

Les medias nord-coréens ont informé que Pak Pong Ju (premier ministre de la RPDC) s’est rendu en companie de Ro Tu Chol (vice-premier ministre de la RPDC) en visite dans des installations économiques: Continue reading “Pak Pong Ju et Ro Tu Chol en inspections économiques”

Une délégation des Jeunesses Kimilsungiennes en voyage en Inde

Jong Yong Won, vice directeur des Jeunesses Kimilsungiennes est parti en Inde ou il représentera son pays dans le cadre du festival international des Jeunesses. Jong Yong Won est le représentant nord-coréen de cette organisation sur la scène internationale. Cette année, celui-ci s’est déjà rendu en Espagne ainsi qu’en Chine.


Sur l’illustration est présent Choe Ryong Hae, un ancien cadre de cette organisation