Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership
The Korean People’s Army [KPA] party organization held its party conference on Monday (26 March) at the 25 April House of Culture. During the proceedings, it nominated and elected Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) as a delegate (party representative) to the 4th Party Conference scheduled for an undetermined date in the middle of April. KCNA reports:
Present there were delegates elected at the party organizations of the KPA units at all levels. The delegates paid silent tribute to leader Kim Jong Il. The presidium was elected there. The conference discussed the election of delegates to the WPK Conference.
Kim Jong Gak, first vice-director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, made an address on electing Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un as a delegate to the WPK Conference.
The WPK Conference to be held in the significant year, the centenary of the birth of President Kim Il Sung and the 70th birth anniversary of Kim Jong Il, is a historic assembly powerfully demonstrating the revolutionary will of the WPK, the army and people of the DPRK to accomplish the songun revolutionary cause of juche under the leadership of Kim Jong Un generation after generation and is of weighty significance in ushering in a great heyday of the revolution and construction under the uplifted banner of songun, Kim Jong Gak noted, and continued: The revolutionary career and feats of Kim Jong Il who won victory after victory in the confrontation with imperialism, put the dignity of the DPRK on the highest level and laid an eternal foundation whereby Kim Il Sung’s nation can enjoy immense happiness generation after generation will always go down in the history of the country.
Led by Kim Jong Un, the WPK is now called the most militant, dynamic and iron-willed party, a revolutionary party strong in organization, unity and principle and a mother party truly serving the people, striking its roots deep into them.
It is the highest honor, the greatest event and the biggest fortune of the KPA, the pillar and main force of the songun revolution, to elect Kim Jong Un as a delegate to the WPK Conference at the current conference, reflecting the unanimous will and desire of all the service personnel.
The election of Kim Jong Un as a delegate to the WPK Conference is the service personnel’s manifestation of their absolute trust and ardent loyalty to him and a reflection of the requirements of the era for the victory of the revolutionary cause of juche and the cause of building a thriving nation which have entered a new stage development.
Noting that it is a solemn pledge made by the KPA before the era and the revolution to accomplish the cause of Kim Il Sung and the cause of Kim Jong Il with arms, Kim Jong Gak courteously proposed to elect Kim Jong Un, the heart and future of Kim Il Sung’s nation and Kim Jong Il’s Korea, as a delegate to the WPK Conference, representing the unanimous will and desire of all the service personnel.
The floor was taken by Ri Yong Ho, Kim Won Hong, Jong Myong Do and other delegates of the party organizations of the KPA units at all levels.
The speakers said that Kim Jong Un possessed of intense loyalty to Kim Jong Il, outstanding leadership ability, matchless pluck and grit and noble virtues as inborn disposition is the supreme representative of the WPK, a symbol of the dignity and glory of the country and the nation and an ever-victorious banner of the KPA and the Korean people.
They fully supported and approved the proposal on electing Kim Jong Un as a delegate to the WPK Conference.
The conference unanimously adopted a decision on electing Kim Jong Un, the supreme leader of the WPK, the state and the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK as a delegate to the WPK Conference, reflecting the will and desire of all the service personnel.
The conference elected delegates to the WPK Conference.
During 2010, Kim Jong Il was one of the KPA’s delegates to the 3rd Party Conference. His nomination was also proposed by VMar Kim Jong Gak (Kim Cho’ng-gak), which is part of VMar Kim’s public duties as head of the KPA General Political Department (Bureau). Choson Ilbo has identified VMar Kim as one of the high command’s “death angels” who has supervised the terminations and demotions of dozens of KPA officers and security officials, some of whom have been executed.