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Kim Jong Un’s younger sister could be the next in line to lead the family dynasty, according to The Daily Beast. She is considered the most powerful woman in North Korea, according to a 2019 National Interest investigation.
Kim Yo Jong made an appearance during the 2018 winter Olympics and the response from the world seemed to be great.
The younger sister of the North Korean Supreme Leader has advised on key events in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. She has encouraged construction of modern apartments, ski slopes, and even an amusement park.
She is also responsible for setting up the historic meeting between her brother and South’s President Moon Jae-in.
While at a luncheon meeting in South Korea, she “gracefully handed the South’s President Moon Jae-in a handwritten note from her brother suggesting they get together for a summit,” The Daily Beast reported.
A spokesperson for Blue House recalled the encounter, noting that Kim Yo Jong politely written the letter herself.
Her big brother hoped they could get together sooner rather than later, at the “earliest convenience,” she said.
“Let’s create the environment for that to happen,” was Moon’s response.
Moon had been looking for reconciliation with the North.
From the NY Post:
The Kim family has ruled the secretive Communist country for the past seven decades — with Kim taking over from his father, Kim Jong Il, after his death in 2011.
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Power has traditionally passed through male heirs, but the 36-year-old despot has no male adult children — leaving Kim’s brother and sister as the most obvious choices to replace him as ruler, according to various reports.
His sister Kim Yo Jong is a senior member of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea and is considered the most powerful woman in North Korea, according to a 2019 National Interest investigation.
She has served as chief of staff and confidant of sorts to her older brother and has been protective of his image in her role as a director of the country’s propaganda department, according to the report.
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But North Korean politics is patriarchal and it’s unlikely a woman will be made leader, however powerful she is. Kim’s wife, a former cheerleader and singer, also exercises no political power, the report said.