President, SPA Presidium Yong Nam Kim of Korea, North

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Kim has several daughters, but given the highly patriarchal nature of the government it seems unlikely that any of them would be considered.
Under Kim Jong-il's leadership the army has seen its grip on power soar, with several senior generals developing major business interests as heads of military-dominated conglomerates.
to the autopsy, again indicating that Kim had no wish to kill anybody.
For his part, Kim said the DPRK will join China in making efforts to boost bilateral traditional friendship and push forward bilateral cooperation.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has met with South Korea's Unification Minister Chung Dong-young, South Korean media reported.
The South Korean president's office today said Kim is believed to be recovering from an apparent stroke, repeating a report from US.
A senior North Korean diplomat dismissed reports that Kim was ill as a conspiracy plot, Kyodo reported.
National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe said Tuesday the White House was aware of the reports that Kim had suffered a stroke, but has no additional information.
Kim Yong-nam (born February 4, 1928) is a top North Korean offici.
In the absence of North Korean leader Kim Yong Il, Kim received Namibia's honour of the Ancient Welwitschia Mirabilis on his leader's behalf.
In the message Kim expressed the belief that the friendly and cooperative relations between the DPRK and Nepal would continue to develop on good terms and.
A North Korean diplomat denied Friday that leader Kim Jong Il is ill, calling widespread speculation about the leader's health troubles "nonsense spread by bad people.
President Lee Myung-bak convened a meeting of top security ministers, who were briefed on intelligence that indicates Kim was recovering, said Lee Dong-kwan, the president's chief spokesman.
On Thursday, South Korean media reported that Kim had brain surgery after suffering a stroke around Aug 15.
But the newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported, citing an unnamed senior government official, that Kim had "partial paralysis.
The official was quoted as saying Kim was "suffering inconvenience on the left part of his body.
It also declined to say whether Kim received surgery.
The spy agency also reported to lawmakers that Kim is in a "recoverable and manageable condition," and that the North is not in a "power vacuum," Yonhap said.