KCNA: Kim Jong Il reelected DPRK's military chief
2009-04-09 14:28:35 [ Big Normal Small ]     Comment

PYONGYANG, April 9 (Xinhua) -- The First Session of the 12th Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) elected leader Kim Jong Il as chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission (NDC) on Thursday, the official Korean Central News Agency reported.

KCNA: Kim Jong Il reelected DPRK's military chief

File photo provided by Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) official media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 28 shows Kim Jong Il, the top DPRK leader, inspecting Anju Area Coal Mining Complex at Anju city, the DPRK. The First Session of the 12th Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) elected leader Kim Jong Il as chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission (NDC) on Thursday. (Xinhua Photo)

 "The session solemnly declared internally and externally that Kim Jong Il... was elected chairman of the NDC of the DPRK, reflecting the unanimous will and wishes of all the service persons and people," KCNA said.

The DPRK's parliament was elected last month.

Rodong Sinmun, newspaper of the ruling party, said the meeting is "a milestone in strengthening and developing the republic's administration into a powerful revolutionary regime."

South Korea's Yonhap said the assembly meeting started at 10:00 a.m. (0100 GMT).

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