North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, has delegated some of his powers to some of his closest allies, including his sister Kim Yo Jong, who has been gaining weight in recent months that is considered important in managing the regime, according to the South Korean Secret services.
The South Korean National Intelligence Service has kept parliamentarians informed about the situation in the neighboring country, where Kim Jong Un, although he “still maintains his absolute authority,” seems to be “gradually” opening up to relinquishing responsibility, reports Yonhap News Agency .
To date, his sister would be number two in the “de facto leader”, even though Kim Jong Un has not officially appointed a successor to take over a regime he inherited from his father. His skills include managing relations with South Korea and the United States.
In addition to Kim Yo Jong, Pak Pong Ju, vice chairman of the state affairs commission, and the new prime minister Kim Tok Hun, who is responsible for overseeing the North Korean economic sector, have gained in importance. In the military field, progress is made by Choe Pu Il, Director of the Defense Affairs Party, and Ri Pyong Chol, Vice-President of the Central Military Commission of each formation.