Kim Yeo-Jung, deputy department head of the Korean Workers' Party Central Committee and sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, is believed to have been promoted to a higher position, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported.
In reports from the Korean Central News Agency, dedicated to the commemoration of the anniversary of the death of the country's previous leader, Kim Jong Il, Kim Yeo-jong was named among the eight current members of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea. In this regard, Yonhap suggests that the sister of the North Korean leader was appointed either as a member of the Politburo or as a deputy.
In addition, Kim Yeo-Jung has been recently shown alongside three members of the Politburo.
Saw Kim Yo-jong standing next to Kim Yong-chol but thought that it was a bit early to assume a promotion.
She did not enter the stage based on the final lineup. Saw no female legs/faces that would suggest it. Her final location may have been due to family connection#NorthKoreapic.twitter.com/WyAfX3sLOR
Kim Yeo-Jung is the sister of the North Korean leader. She is often cited as a possible successor to Kim Jong Un, especially when rumors of his health problems emerge. She is currently a member of the State Affairs Commission and vice department director of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party.
Kim Jong-Un is not yet forty years old. He took over the DPRK in 2011 after the death of Kim Jong Il's father.