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article imageKim Jong-un poised to rule North Korea

By Katerina Nikolas     Dec 19, 2011 in World
The North Korean propaganda machine is in full swing, promoting the succession of Kim Jong-un as the next communist dynastic leader.
Kim Jong-il's favourite son, Kim Jong-un, is poised to take over the leadership of North Korea following the death of the nation's "Dear Leader." The little known 25-year-old is expected to become the third generation ruler of the country's communist dynasty and the state propaganda machine has gone into immediate overdrive to promote yet another personality cult.
Kim Jong-un has been described as "the spitting image of his father in terms of face, body shape and personality" in the memoirs of Japanese chef Kenji Fujimoto, a drinking companion of the newly departed leader. Fujimoto said of Kim Jong-un "we can expect him to be a 'chip off the old block.'" ( Telegraph)
The official Korean Central News Agency has stated that the people and the military "must faithfully revere respectable comrade Kim Jong-un. At the leadership of comrade Kim Jong-un, we have to change sadness to strength and courage and overcome today's difficulties."(Guardian) The agency added "Kim Jong-un's leadership provides a sure guarantee for creditably carrying to completion the revolutionary cause of juche through generations, the cause started by Kim Il-sung and led by Kim Jong-il to victory" the Australian reported.Although the regime in North Korea has been seeking food aid to ward off starvation, authorities are preparing to distribute 10 million portraits of Kim Jong-um, according to the BBC.
The touted successor is not believed to be in the best of health, reportedly suffering from diabetes attributed to his weight problem, in addition to health complications following a car accident. Lacking any military experience, he was made a general last year.
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