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DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un elected chairman of ruling party

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 20:52, May 09, 2016

PYONGYANG, May 9 -- The top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong Un, has been elected chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), a newly-created post, it was announced Monday.

The announcement was made by Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly.

Kim Jong Un was the first secretary of the WPK.

Meanwhile, Choe Ryong Hae and Pak Pong Ju have been elected to the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, raising the number of the committee members from three to five.

Previously, the members of the committee included Kim Jong Un, Kim Yong Nam and Hwang Pyong So, director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People's Army.

The Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee added 19 new members and 9 alternate members.



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