Kim Jong-un named supreme leader representing N. Korea in new constitution
Updated: 2019-07-11 16:25:14 KST
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is now officially the North's head of state.
Pyeongyang's propaganda website Naenara unveiled earlier today North Korea's new constitution that was revised back in April.
It says that the chairman of the State Affairs Commission, Kim Jong-un, is the supreme leader that (quote) "represents" the North.
The North used to have a separate figurehead leader to represent the regime, a position held by the head of North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly.
But through the constitutional revision, Pyeongyang limited the role of the parliament leader to a few symbolic diplomatic functions, and anointed Kim as the leader representing the North in and outside the regime.
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