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Ri Son Gwon’s demotion points to disagreements over policy toward Seoul, while purged officials return to top positions
Recent plenum referenced election reform, which could ditch single-candidate polls without sacrificing state control
DPRK has long imposed extreme restrictions over its exclusive economic zone, leading to violent encounters in past
DPRK twice looked set to invite Amnesty International, but distrust thwarted chance to learn more about rights abuses
Key leadership event sees relatively few promotions and demotions, despite Kim Yong Chol’s appointment to adviser role
State media did not disclose Politburo meeting to discuss plans for plenum, a sign of major leadership changes in past