Reshuffles at North Korea’s parliament session suggest volatility at the top
The latest round of promotions and demotions highlights major changes in DPRK leadership since January
With a two-day session from Sept. 28, North Korea’s parliament finally reshuffled its own committees and the important State Affairs Commission (SAC) that Kim Jong Un heads.
The parliament had delayed making the appointments at its session in January, which only saw the replacement of ministers and other state officials, despite the fact that the January party congress had already decided on most of the changes.
Some appointments — like Kim’s close aide Jo Yong Won and sister Kim Yo Jong joining the SAC — have caught wider attention. Overall, most appointments followed clearly predictable patterns
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