Tuesday, November 24, 2009

North Korean successor Kim Jong-un back in the news

North Koreans are aware that Kim Jong-il's son Jong-un has been nominated as his father's successor.

Radio Free Asia, quoting a North Korean source, reports that some worry that his rule will be even harsher than his father’s, based on a belief that Kim Jong-un has an even more autocratic nature than his father.

If and when Kim Jong-un does succeeds his father, Ken Gause, the director of the Center for Naval Analyses, predicted he will find it difficult to run the country as autocratically as his father, given the sway held by highly experienced senior officials in the military and the party.

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