Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Kim Jong II Names Successor

Following on from my other posts on North Korea. It's being reported that Kim Jong Un has been named to succeed his father. He is Kim Jong's youngest son, little is known about him other than he was schooled in Switzerland, has a military background, seems to be slightly more Western interested, though not as much as his older brother who was thought to be successor and he's a heavy drinker. Which is slightly worrying.

Atsuhito Isozaki, assistant professor of North Korean politics said:
Before 2012, North Korea must convince the army and the public that Jong Un is the best successor. To pave the way for Jong Un's leadership, it is highly likely that North Korea will turn recent nuclear and missile tests into his achievements.
It's an original campaign, different from a leaflet through the post.

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