Kim Yo Jong: a potential successor to Kim Jong Un?

During the second plenary meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, which was held on the 7th October 2017, the younger sister of Kim Jong-un, Kim Yo-jong (김여정) was yesterday nominated as Kim Yo-jong has been made an alternate member of the WPK Politburo. It’s not the most powerful political organization of North Korea, however it’s definitely improving the visibility of Kim Yo-jong. She replaced her aunt Kim Kyung-hee in the Politburo. By nominating Kim Yo-jong to a public post, Kim Jong-un officialy coresponsibilized Kim Yo-jong for the hazardous policy of North Korea. The Pandora Box is open.

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The death of Kim Jong-eun means the death of the North Korean dynastic system?

According to North Korean media, the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is suffering from “discomfort”, state media has said in the first official acknowledgement of ill health after a prolonged period out of the public eye.

According to North Korean sources, an unexpected death of Kim Jong-eun won’t lead to the collapse of the system as other members of the Kims family are trained to replace Kim Jong-eun in case of emergency. That does apply especially to brothers and sisters of Kim Jong-eun. I’m thinking here especially to Kim Yo-jong, Kim Sol-song and Kim Jong-chol.

Choe Pu Il en visite officielle en Mongolie


Choe Pu Il en Mongolie (source: Agence de Presse de Mongolie)

Une délégation nord-coréenne a été accueilli par le président mongol Elbegdorj. De source non-officielle, il semblerait que Choe Pu Il (en rouge sur la photographie), ministre de la Sécurité Publique nord-coréenne, ait évoqué le dossier des réfugiés nord-coréens ainsi que la possibilité de former des agents frontaliers mongols par les services spéciaux nord-coréens. A noter : Choe Pu Il fut vêtit de vêtements civils et non de son costume militaire. Est-ce un hasard ?