DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un elected to new post

Kim Jong Un on Wednesday was elected chairman of a newly-created institution at the fourth session of the 13th Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA), or the country’s parliament.

The new state institution, called the State Affairs Commission, was set up to replace the National Defense Commission.

Kim is now also holding the post of the Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army.

Wednesday’s session also revised the Constitution of the DPRK.

The SPA, as the country’s top legislature, has the power to adopt, amend or supplement enactments to the constitution, determine state policies and budgets, and adjust the leadership. The third session of the 13th SPA was held in April 2015.

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