Wednesday, October 5, 2011

North Korea's power transition near complete

Kim Jong-eun
North Korea is now co-governed by father and son. The power transition in North Korea has been smooth and the Dear Leader has delegated a considerable amount of authority to his heir and third son, Kim Jong-eun. It's a year since North Korea's probable next leader made his debut as such, showing up at a military parade where he shared a podium with his father.

On September 19, South Korea's Unification Ministry, which is in charge of inter-Korean relations, submitted an analysis report to the National Assembly, stating: "Kim Jong-eun appears to have secured his 'niche'."

"Kim Jong-eun has implanted officials who are loyal to him in the powerful organizations, including the military and the security apparatus. He is also involved in the process of deciding Pyongyang's policy on South Korea and economic-planning," it said.


Kim Jong-eun and Kim Jong-il
A Chinese expert agreed. "As of today, I think the succession process has been smooth without a major setback," noted Cai Jian, a deputy director of the Center for Korean Studies at Fudan University in Shanghai. "When Kim Jong-il traveled to China and Russia, he left Jong-eun behind at home. If the succession process was disorderly, he wouldn't have left his son in North Korea while he was away. That means the house is in order."

For the last year, the so-called "co-governance" between the father and son "has firmly been firmly put in place," said Cheong Seong-chang, a North Korea specialist at the Sejong Institute in South Korea. "Not only has Kim Jong-eun been accompanying his father in various inspections, he is also seen giving his instructions alongside his father."

Asia Times

Watch this video to learn more on the Kim Jong Family.

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