North Korean leader’s sister Kim Yo Jong appears to have been promoted
State media suggests Kim holding broader, if not higher-profile, role in the ruling party
North Korean state media since August 31 has listed Kim Yo Jong, first vice director of the Workers Party of Korea (WPK) Central Committee (CC) Propaganda and Agitation Department (PAD), before Jo Yong Won, first vice director of the WPK CC Organization and Guidance Department (OGD).
This suggests a change in Kim’s position in the party, possibly a promotion to a party department director or an OGD first vice department director who is higher ranking than Jo.
Kim’s apparent promotion builds on what may have been her reinstatement as party Political Bureau (PB) alternate
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