‘Top Post’ to Give Kim Jong-un Absolute Control Over State Policy

The Supreme People’s Assembly unanimously voted Kim as head of the State Affairs Commission.

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Kim Jong-un, Supreme Leader of North Korea. (Photo: Reuters)
  • North Korea has created a new, supreme governing commission with leader Kim Jong-un as its chairman, underlining the 33-year-old’s absolute control over every aspect of state policy in the isolated, nuclear-armed nation.

  • The country’s legislative body, the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA), unanimously voted Kim as head of the State Affairs Commission on Wednesday, the North’s official KCNA news agency said.

  • The new agency replaces the National Defence Commission as the country’s highest branch of government and supreme policy making organisation. Nominating Kim for the post, SPA president Kim Yong-Nam said it was the “unshakable faith and unswerving will of all service personnel and people of the country to uphold Kim Jong-Un ... at the top post” of North Korea.

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