July 07, 2022

Kim Yo Jong potentially demoted from politburo position, state media suggests

DPRK leader's sister likely retains ruling party PAD first vice-directorship, however: analyst

Kim Yo Jong did not appear in state media coverage of events attended by ruling party politburo alternate members on Sunday and Monday, NK News has observed, suggesting that the high-profile North Korean official may have been demoted.

The North Korean leader's sister was promoted to the position of alternate member of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea's (WPK) Political Bureau (PB) in 2017, in a move widely seen as Kim Jong Un shoring up power by placing a close family member in an influential position.