Kim Takes More Top Posts

Chris Green  |  2012-04-12 10:02
Chosun Central News Agency today revealed that at yesterday’s 4th Chosun Workers’ Party Delegates’ Conference, Kim Jong Eun, in addition to becoming Chosun Workers’ Party 1st Secretary, also took on a number of additional positions formerly occupied by Kim Jong Il.

KCNA announced, “The Delegates' Conference, in accordance with Workers’ Party regulations and with the electoral rules of the Workers’ Party’s supreme leading organs, declared Workers’ Party 1st Secretary comrade Kim Jong Eun a member of the Politburo of the Party Central Committee, a member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo and chairman of the Party Central Military Commission.”

In other notable moves, Party secretary and newly elevated Vice Marshal Choi Ryong Hae has replaced Cho Myung Rok as a member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo. In addition, Choi takes over from the promoted Kim Jong Eun as a vice chairman of the Party Central Military Commission, while Jang Sung Taek and General Political Bureau 1st Vice Director Kim Jeong Gak have moved to the full Politburo from their previous status as candidate members. Kim Jong Il's sister and Party Light Industry Department Director Kim Kyung Hee has been made a Central Committee secretary.

Below is the full list of new appointments and changes:

▲ Members of the Standing Committee of the Politburo of Party Central Committee;

Choi Ryong Hae

▲ Members of the Politburo of the Party Central Committee;

Kim Jeong Gak, Jang Sung Taek, Park Do Chun, Hyun Cheol Hae, Kim Won Hong, Lee Myeong Su

▲ Candidate Members of the Politburo of the Party Central Committee;

Kwak Beom Ki, Oh Keuk Ryeol, Roh Du Cheol, Lee Byeong Sam, Cho Yeon Jun

▲ Secretaries of the Party Central Committee;

Kim Kyung Hee, Kwak Beom Ki

▲ Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Party Central Committee;

Choi Ryong Hae

▲ Members of the Party Central Military Commission;

Hyun Cheol Hae, Lee Myeong Su, Kim Rak Kyeom

▲ Directors of the Party Central Military Commission;

Kim Young Chun, Kwak Beom Ki, Park Bong Ju

 
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