Kim Jong-un’s disappearance from the public has raised a lot of questions around the world. The question arises who will take over if something happens to him? Is Korea going to Kim Yo Jong witness its First women dictator? Now all eyes have shifted towards Kim Yo Jong as his most likely successor. Let’s discuss further on this trending topic.
Kim Jong Un health uncertain
North Korea is one of the world’s most isolated and secretive countries, and the health of its leaders is treated as a matter of state security.
Kim is believed to be 36 and has disappeared from coverage in North Korean state media before. In 2014, he vanished for more than a month. Speculation about his health has been fanned by his heavy smoking, apparent weight gain, and family history of cardiovascular problems.
North Korea’s state media last reported, that he presided over a meeting on April 11. He discussed coronavirus prevention at the meeting and elected his sister, Kim Yo Jong, as an alternate member of the political bureau of the ruling Workers’ Party.
Questions about Kim Jong un health flared after he skipped a commemoration of the 108th birthday of his late grandfather. Kim Jong un hadn’t missed the event since inheriting power from his father.
Is Kim Yo Jong going to take over the Kim dynasty?
With speculation swirling over Kim Jong Un’s health, the male-dominated Kim dynasty may hand over the keys of the Hermit Kingdom to Kim Yo Jong. She shares her brother’s secrecy which is undoubtedly a very big thing for the Kim dynasty.
Yo Jong’s age is not exactly clear. she is believed to be in her early 30s. She just released her first public statement, mocking South Korea as a “frightening dog barking” for opposing a live-fire military demonstration.
She has been observed besides her brother at public appearances and is involved in relations with Washington and South Korea.
An analyst told the press that Among the North’s power elite, Kim Yo Jong has the highest chance to inherit power, and the possibility is more than 90%.
Kim Yo Jong may have to contend with her other brother, Kim Jong Chol, for power but he was already out of the race when their father chose Kim Jong Un as the next in line to serv
Kim Yo Jong could be North Korea’s first female ruler since her grandfather, Kim Il-sung, founded the nation in 1948.