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Thursday, October 27, 2016

The results of the Congress: the DPRK has officially begun the era of Kim Jong-UN

In the capital of the DPRK ended the seventh Congress of the ruling workers ‘ party of Korea (WPK), the first since 1980. In honor of the end of the event in Pyongyang also held a mass civilian procession, which brought together, according to Bi-Bi-si, several hundred thousand people. During the parade, hosted by the country’s leader Kim Jong-UN, were also shown models of North Korean ballistic missiles and space, invariably worrying for the world community. As for rhetoric his speech, Kim Jong-UN, it generally has not changed compared with the previous exit statements.

photo: AP

North Korea still speaks in favour of peaceful reunification with South Korea while planning to increase the military — and, in particular, nuclear, potential. It was stated about maintaining the course on “economic construction”: in particular, as reported by the Embassy of DPRK in Moscow, “Kim Jong-UN has urged to concentrate all power in the leading sectors of the economy and to direct primary efforts into solving the issues related to improving the welfare of the people.”

Kim Jong-UN changed his image for the sake of a Grand party Congress (6 photos)

“No radical predictions about the KWP Congress has not come true, – said in an interview with “MK” leading researcher of the Center for Korean studies, Institute for Far Eastern studies Konstantin ASMOLOV. – Moreover, these radical predictions concerned as what is to come a kind of global update and will be announced reforms, and the fact that there will be the fifth nuclear test and a non-Korean studies, both scenarios are actively discussed.

There are some changes in the structure of the WPK: Kim Jong-Il remained the eternal General Secretary and Kim Jong UN is now Chairman of the party, which formally looks like a kind of additional strengthening of its positions. However, if you look at the statements about economic policy, no appreciable changes have occurred.

Despite the fact that the audience reacted to the statement “We must be ready for war for reunification”, actually this phrase is a continuation. It concerns the fact that such a war would happen after the Commission of acts of aggression by the South. Therefore, new things has been said quite a few – the Congress, rather, perpetuation of the status quo and the policy implemented is really up to him. Another thing is that now officially the era of Kim Jong-UN”.

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