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North Korea to hold rare party meet ‘to elect leaders’

Pat McMahon Contributor

North Korea’s ruling communist party is to hold a rare meeting of its political bureau, state media have said.

The session will be held in September to select new leaders for the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), the North Korean Central News Agency said.

Analysts say the move may signal a transition of power in the secretive country.

Leader Kim Jong-il is believed to be in ill health and grooming one of his sons, Kim Jong-un, to succeed him.

Full story: BBC News – North Korea to hold rare party meet ‘to elect leaders’