The Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un has been reported to be in a very critical condition in hospital where he underwent heart surgery recently that has raised questions regarding his political descendant in case he faces an untimely death. The East Asian country namely South Korea has been informed about the news by the U.S. speaking about the tenuous state of the individual which yet demands a final confirmation. The information was cited by an unknown official as reported by CNN for the first time.
Will the disruption be for worse rather than better?
And the claim has opened several questions in terms of the current political turmoil in North Korea whose possibility of improving to a better phase has been completely shattered if the chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea succumbs to an unprecedented circumstance. An analyst at the private Sejong Institute in South Korea, Cheong Seong-Chang has revealed that Kim’s sister, Kim Yo-jong has already been exercising culminating power within the government at present, in addition to the fact that majority of members hailing from Pyongyang’s leadership also share an interest with the Kim family to maintain the operating system.
Why Kim Jong-un’s sister might be the immediate ascendant?
The siblings have shared a close relationship in all these years while both of them have studied together in Switzerland in the period ranging from 1996 to 2000. Reports have surfaced that Kim Yo-jong has pursued her degree in computer science from Kim Il-sung Military University upon her return to North Korea, while she was assigned with some state duties on behalf of Kim Jong-un, during her brother’s medical treatment in the early phase.
Entrusting the North Korean supremacy: Kim Yo-jong
Additionally, claims have emphasised that she took over in the past from October 2014 followed by her removal from the politburo in April 2019. When Kim Jong-un appeared in a public meeting lastly, that was for a political bureau held by the ruling Workers’ Party dated April 11. In the meeting, he discussed the preventive measures against the COVID-19 pandemic, succeeded by nominating his sister as an alternate member of the bureau. Now, you know what possibility it subjects to!
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