Kim takes back control of body overseeing party leadership
North Korean leader seems to be tightening grip on Organizational Guidance Department as part of corruption clampdown
With a major reshuffle of important party positions revealed through reports from North Korea’s Eighth Party Congress in January, Kim Jong Un appears to be strengthening his control of the Organizational Guidance Department (OGD), tightening his grip on the country’s elite and attempting to crack down on corruption.
The OGD is a notoriously secretive organization. As a result, human rights activists, North Korean leadership watchers and researchers alike have struggled to learn much about it beyond its basic structure.
However, a close look at reports from North Korea’s Eighth Party Congress in
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