Kim Yo-jong was thrown into the highlight in April 2020 after Kim Jong-un’s mysterious disappearance from the general public radar. South Korean media beforehand reported that the lady, stated to be in her mid-thirties, had been put in command of relations with Seoul.
Kim Jong-un’s sister was faraway from the checklist of the chief committee of the governing Workers’ Party following the latest elections, the Daily Mail reported, citing North Korea’s state-run media the KCNA. According to the newspaper, Kim Yo-jong’s identify was absent from the checklist of members of the Politburo following the latest get together elections, which raises questions on her standing.
The information comes days earlier than Kim Yo-jong was to take the management podium on the governing get together’s congress.
In August, South Korean intelligence stated Kim Jong-un’s sister was “de-facto second-in-command” of North Korea, whereas some specialists urged that the lady held a place highly effective sufficient to probably allow her to displace her brother. It is believed that the sudden escalation of tensions between North and South Korea was the results of Kim Yo-jong being put in command of relations with Seoul.
Commenting on the information, Lim Eul-chul, a professor of North Korean research at Kyungnam University in Seoul, stated it’s too early to attract conclusions about the way forward for Kim Yo-jong.
Michael Madden, an knowledgeable on North Korea on the Stimson Center, stated Kim Yo-jong stays an influential determine within the authorities no matter whether or not her identify is on the checklist of the Workers’ Party’s govt committee or not.