09 October 2010

Nork Party for New Leader

Looks like it's official, Kim Jong-un has been confirmed the Nork "heir".

Just ahead of one of the biggest shows of military might in North Korean history, a top Workers' Party official is saying in so many words what was already clear: Kim Jong-un will succeed his father as leader of North Korea.

Yang Hyong-sop, a member of the political bureau of the Workers’ Party, told the Associated Press Television in Pyongyang that “our people take pride in the fact that they are blessed with great leaders from generation to generation."

His “generation-to-generation” comment was a reference to the ruling North Korean dynasty that began with the rule of Kim Il-sung from the end of World War II until his death in 1994, has continued under Kim Il-sung’s son, Kim Jong-il, and is likely to go on under Kim Jong-un, believed to be 27 years old.

"Our people are honored to be led by the great president Kim Il-sung and the great general Kim Jong-il," Mr. Yang added. "Now we also have the honor of being led by General Kim Jong-un."

So what's next? Party time!

Red flags fluttered across the capital Saturday as North Korea prepared for its biggest parade ever, an event expected to serve as the public debut of future leader Kim Jong Un and for the world as a rare glimpse inside one of its most insular nations.

Officially, Sunday's parade marks the 65th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party. However, this year's celebration comes less than two weeks after Kim Jong Il's re-election to the party's top post and the news that his 20-something son would succeed his father and grandfather as leader.

By: Brant

OK, this isn't that party... but sooooooo worth watching again:

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