North Korea's Kim consolidates power with new title

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has consolidated his position at the top of the country’s ruling Workers’ Party and has been named party general secretary, state media reported Monday. The new title was granted at the party’s eighth congress in the capital Pyongyang. A vote, which is considered a formality, took place on Sunday, following a slight revision of party rules. Kim Kong Un is the third in a dynasty of the country’s rulers after his father Kim Jong Il and grandfather Kim Il Sung, who had also held the title of party general secretary. After his father’s death in late 2011, Kim Jong U…

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