‘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.
- 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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