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DPRK's fourth WPK conference endorses leadership roles

(Xinhua)

08:19, April 12, 2012

PYONGYANG, April 11 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) Fourth Conference of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) endorsed Kim Jong Il as the party's eternal general secretary and Kim Jong Un as first secretary, the official KCNA news agency reported Wednesday.

The election of Kim Jong Un "at the top post of the party" reflects "the unanimous wishes of all the party members, servicepersons and all other people," and is in line with the will of late leader Kim Jong Il, KCNA said.

The conference also revised WPK rules and organizational matters.

Kim Jong Un, together with the conference participants, paid high tribute to Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at the newly built Kumsusan Palace of the Sun.

During the WPK's third conference on Sept. 28, 2010, Kim Jong Il was re-elected as the party's general secretary, while Kim Jong Un was appointed vice chairman of the party's Central Military Commission.

The WPK's sixth congress was held in October 1980 and it has yet to convene its seventh. The WPK Central Committee can call party conferences between its congresses.

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