North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

4th Plenum of the the WPK Central Committee Held

The fourth plenary session (plenum) of the 7th Term Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee [CC] was held in central Pyongyang on 10 April (Wednesday).  Kim Jong Un chaired and directed the meeting. The […]

Apr, 11

Politburo Holds Expanded Meeting

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee Political Bureau [Politburo] met on the second floor of the WPK Central Committee office building on the afternoon of 9 April (Tuesday).  Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) […]

Apr, 10

New Vice Premier Appointed

Minister of Chemical Industry, Yi Mu-yo’ng (Ri Mu Yong), was appointed Vice Premier of the Cabinet.  Ri was first elected to the SPA in 1998 and was elected a member of the Party Central Committee […]

Jun, 01

12th SPA’s 4th Session Elects New NDC Member, MPS

The 4th session (plenum) of the 12th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] convened Thursday [7 April] at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang.  Neither Kim Cho’ng-il nor Kim Cho’ng-u’n attended the meeting.  Defying the speculative pronouncements […]

Apr, 07
Gomes Returning to US

Gomes Returning to US

Former US President Jimmy Carter secured the release of Aijalon Gomes during a two-day trip to Pyongyang.   KCNA announced one version of the interaction that facilitated Mr. Gomes’ return home: Jimmy Carter made an apology […]

Aug, 27

NK Media Coverage of SPA

KCNA , in an uncharacteristic move, published short biographic sketches on Mr. Jang, Mr Choe and the Vice Premiers appointed at yesterday’s SPA session.  Below you can find the image carried by the North Korean […]

Jun, 08

Jang Song Taek Becomes NDC Vice Chairman, Choe Yong Rim Cabinet Premier

At the 3rd session of the 12th Supreme People’s Assembly held 7 June 2010 (Monday), CC KWP Director of Administration Jang Song Taek was appointed a Vice Chairman to the country’s supreme power body, the […]

Jun, 07

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