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DPRK's 4th WPK conference makes personnel adjustments

(Xinhua)

08:22, April 12, 2012

PYONGYANG, April 12 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK)'s Fourth Conference of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) endorsed late leader Kim Jong Il as the party's eternal general secretary and Kim Jong Un as its 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 made revisions concerning WPK rules and organizational matters.

Members of the party central guidance body were elected to fill vacancies.

Choe Ryong Hae was elected member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee as well as vice chairman of the Party Central Military Commission.

Kim Jong Gak, Jang Song Thaek, Pak To Chun, and some others were elected members of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee, while Kim Kyong Hui and Kwak Pom Gi were elected secretaries of the Party Central Committee.

Meanwhile, Hyon Chol Hae, Ri Myong Su and Kim Rak Gyom were elected members of the Party Central Military Commission to fill vacancies.

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

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