Kim Il Sung solved ‘succession problem,’ North Korea says 30 years after death | NK News
July 15, 2024
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Kim Il Sung solved ‘succession problem,’ North Korea says 30 years after death

Leader Kim Jong Un attends large-scale events for death anniversary aimed at legitimizing future of Kim family rule

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un marked the 30th anniversary of his grandfather and founding leader Kim Il Sung’s death with a large-scale ceremony on Monday, as state media emphasized the importance of hereditary autocracy in an apparent bid to shore up the current ruler’s legitimacy and future family successions.

Kim Jong Un also attended a concert and visited the mausoleum where Kim Il Sung’s body reportedly still lies in state, embalmed in a glass case, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

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