December 05, 2023

North Korea’s ruling party rule revisions presage trouble at the top

New first secretary position is likely preparation for death or long-term incapacitation of Kim Jong Un

Recently, NK News acquired the full text of the Workers’ Party of Korea’s (WPK) rules and it is a remarkable document indeed.

The new 2021 rules, officially approved in January at the Eighth Party Congress but not published in open media, clearly indicate that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his inner circle believe they are heading toward trouble.