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LEGACY Kim Jong-un Named Supreme Leader AP Photo

Kim Jong-un Named Supreme Leader

Kim Jong-il may have already named his son Kim Jong-un successor to his regime, but the North Korean government has now made it official. Kim Jong-un was named “supreme leader” of the country’s ruling party, military, and citizens during a memorial for his late father. The young Kim wept as he walked alongside his father’s hearse through Pyongyang. The new leader, who is in his late 20s, is the vice chairman of the Central Military Commission of the ruling Workers’ Party, and now adds Great Successor, Supreme Leader, and Sagacious Leader to his list of titles.

December 28, 2011 11:26 PM