Kim Jong Un displays portrait next to predecessors in personality cult boost | NK News
June 23, 2024
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Kim Jong Un displays portrait next to predecessors in personality cult boost

First public display of own portrait in same fashion as father, grandfather seen at party cadre school opening

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has installed a large portrait of himself on the face of a building next to those of the country’s former leaders for the first time, according to NK News analysis of state media, in another boost to his cult of personality.

The display, shown in photos published Wednesday of a ceremony to open the new Central Cadres Training School of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang, comes after he decided to install murals of himself around the country and allow oil paintings depicting him to be displayed in the last two years.

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