October 02, 2022

Succession: how Kim Yo Jong could go from first sister to dear leader

Kim's fame is growing as tensions rise with South Korea. But could she really take the top job?

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In April, when Kim Jong Un’s absences began attracting international attention, some expressed doubts about the idea of his younger sister Kim Yo Jong replacing him.