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Michael Madden Quoted in Reuters Article about North Korea’s New Nominal Head of State

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SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea’s new nominal head of state is a long-time loyalist with deep ties to the ruling Kim family and whose fortunes have closely followed the rise of leader Kim Jong Un, analysts said.

Choe Ryong Hae was named President of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of North Korea, state media reported on Friday, replacing Kim Yong Nam who had held the position since it was created in 1998.

In that position, Choe will be the constitutional head of state, and is likely to be the public face of North Korea at many official functions.

Read the full article in Reuters.

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