Secrecy surrounding North Korea’s upcoming plenum points to big changes afoot
State media did not disclose Politburo meeting to discuss plans for plenum, a sign of major leadership changes in past
North Korean state media announced on Monday that the Workers’ Party will convene a major meeting in early June to review the implementation of economic plans, and while details remain scant, circumstantial evidence suggests the meeting will introduce significant leadership or policy changes.
According to the Rodong Sinmun, the Eighth Enlarged Plenary Meeting of the Central Committee will discuss “policy issues of weighty significance in the development of the Korean revolution” when it meets in the coming weeks. It will be the first party plenum since one in February to discuss “urgent” agricultural issues.
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