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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-29-11 04:42 AM
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North Korea hails Kim Jong-un as leader
Source: BBC

North Korea has hailed late leader Kim Jong-il's son, Kim Jong-un, as "supreme leader of the party, state and army".

Mr Kim took centre stage at a memorial service in Pyongyang's main square a day after his father's funeral.

Kim Yong-nam, formally the number two leader, told a million-strong crowd their sorrow would be turned into strength "1,000 times greater under the leadership of comrade Kim Jong-un". <snip>

The memorial event appeared to be the Kim dynasty's unofficial handover of power, says the BBC's Lucy Williamson in neighbouring South Korea.


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16348858
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