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North Korea's Heir apparent

Analysts Examine the Image of North Korea’s Heir Apparent

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Download Little is still known about North Korea’s heir apparent Kim Jong-un.

A week ago he was promoted to high positions in the military and government.

But most people inside and outside the secreative state didn’t even know what he looked like until photos and video were released of the young general, thought to be in his late 20s.

Some observers say you can learn a lot about Kim by studying those images.

And it’s his round, chubby face that might say the most about what kind of leader he may become.

Jason Strother has more from Seoul.

Last Updated ( Monday, 11 October 2010 11:08 )

Dictator’s Son Rises To Power in North Korea

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Download You might not have heard the name Kim Jong-un before; he’s the youngest son of the reclusive North Korean ruler Kim Jong il.  

Most North Koreans also had never heard of him either until this week when he was promoted to prominent positions in the military and ruling Worker’s Party.

Analysts believe this is the first step in a succession plan that will hand over power from father to son. 

Many North Korean defectors living in South Korea say they’ve been expecting this announcement for a while. 

Reporter Jason Strother in Seoul met with a group of refugees and got their reactions to the news coming out of the North.

Last Updated ( Monday, 04 October 2010 10:25 )