March 25, 2020 12:36
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's younger sister Yo-jong is confidently giving orders to the Workers Party, according to sources on Tuesday.
She had already displayed her mastery of North Korea's crackpot diplomatic style in several intemperate statements in recent weeks.
The developments suggest that her powers have increased significantly.
"Kim Yo-jong's presence stands out, not least in the circulation of instructions issued in her name," a source said. "She takes care of all party business whenever Kim Jong-un is on a tour of the provinces."
Rumors are circulating in the North that Kim Yo-jong is in charge of everything except military affairs. Her official title is given as "first deputy director of the Central Committee" but does not say in which department.
She previously had a senior job in the Propaganda and Agitation Department but now seems to have moved to the more powerful Organization and Guidance Department. The department is called a "party within the party" which handles personnel inspections in the party and military.
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