Harsh Kim Yo Jong: what do we know about a woman who can lead the DPRKBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/harsh-kim-yo-jong-what-do-we-know-about-a-woman-who-can-lead-the-dprk
Talk about the possible death of the head of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, inevitably turned into a discussion of what would take power in the country into his own hands if the leader still decided to orphaned his inconsolable people. The main contender for the Secretary General's chair, according to most official and sofa experts, was Kim Ye Jung, Kim Jong Un's younger sister.
Kim Ye Jung is a girl of indeterminate age with a prickly look and an arrogant smile. Most are inclined to believe that now the likely heir to the Kim empire is 32 or 33 years old, but this is inaccurate. Information about this young lady is very scarce and sketchy — the youngest has always been in the shadow of her older brother and her biography is not included in the school curriculum. While.
The Washington Post reported that Ye Jung she studied at a private ballet school in Switzerland, returned to Pyongyang in the early 2000s and entered Kim Il Sung University at the Faculty of Computer Science. After receiving her diploma, Kim Jong Il's beloved daughter received her first position in the country's party apparatus in 2007. But until 2010, Ye Jung did not show herself in any way, only occasionally flashing in the compositions of various delegations.
In 2011, after her older brother replaced her father at the helm of the DPRK, the girl began to appear more often in the news more often. It turns out that her position is called the first deputy director of the Propaganda and Agitation Department of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, and this is very serious. Judging by the fact that the young woman is in the ranks of candidates for members of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the CPC, she is guaranteed a party career.
It is obvious that Kim Jong-un trusts his sister more than anyone else — she can be seen at the most important meetings of the head of the DPRK. Ye Jung even accompanied her brother to historic meetings with Donald Trump and the president of South Korea. Leonid Petrov , an expert on North Korea , described the role of this woman as follows:
Despite the almost complete absence of initial data, most analysts tend to consider Kim Yo Jong an intelligent and far-sighted woman, sophisticated in matters of domestic and foreign policy of the country. Unlike her troubled brother, she is not associated with repression and massacres, although, of course, she knows more about them than we can imagine.
The reputation of the younger sister is impeccable — she is not noticed in anything bad and we do not even know how she spends her leisure time and what she is fond of. What is not the successor to the post of head of the last communist regime of the planet? But do not rush to conclusions.
The probable death of Kim Jong-un, the details of which are becoming more numerous and colorful every day, does not guarantee the transfer of power to Ye Jung at all. The fact is that North Korea is a very patriarchal country and therefore they will hardly be able to perceive a woman as a national leader there. Another disadvantage of the leader's sister is that she does not have the authority of the army, which is very important for the thoroughly militarized DPRK.
But, as they say, there is no choice and, given the tradition of the transfer of power in the DPRK by inheritance, the party has little choice. Moreover, it is precisely known about the will of Kim Jong-un — in 2019, the North Korean leader appointed his sister "the second person in the state" by a special decree and wished that she would replace him in case of illness.
So far, we can only make predictions, since we not only do not know about Kim Yo Jong's real chances for the Secretary General's chair, but we also cannot say with certainty that Kim Jong Un is dead or incapacitated. Yes, there is an opinion that if a woman does lead North Korea, then the world will remember with sighs of regret the eccentric and smiling fat man Jong-un, who was not such a tyrant.
Kim Jong-un values his sister very much, but other women also play an important role in his life.