DPRK leader Kim Jong Un elected as general secretary of ruling party

Source: Xinhua| 2021-01-11 09:38:15|Editor: huaxia
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PYONGYANG, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has endorsed its top leader Kim Jong Un as the general secretary of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea at its eighth party congress, the official Korean Central News Agency reported on Monday.

"The eighth congress ... decides to hold Kim Jong Un in high esteem as the general secretary of the Workers' Party Korea," the report said.

The election took place at the sixth-day session of the ongoing party congress in Pyongyang on Sunday, it said.

On Sunday, the congress decided to change the party's "Executive Policy Council into Secretariat." The decision would lead to party officials to relinquish the current titles such as chairman and vice chairman and start using old titles such as secretary or vice secretary.

The report said the congress was to continue with a seventh-day session on Monday.

The 7th party congress took place in May 2016, and ran for four days. Enditem