Ensuring Kim’s “absolute authority”: North Korea’s latest constitutional changes
The new measures, approved last month, grant Kim Jong Un even greater powers over the military and the state
North Korea on September 21 unveiled the full text of its latest constitution on its external propaganda website, Naenara.
This was approximately three weeks after the constitutional revisions were approved at the Second Session of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) on August 29.
These revisions were focused on Chapter 6, “State Organs,” to guarantee Kim Jong Un’s “absolute authority” as the “supreme leader” of the DPRK and his “monolithic leadership vis-a-vis the overall state work,” according to state media’s readout the day after the SPA meeting.
The August constitutional revisions built on
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