The extraordinary conference of the Workers' Party of [North] Korea(WPK) was held on September 28, 2010. The conference of WPK and leadership election was the biggest party meeting in 30 years. Kim Jong-un, the third son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, received a position as a member of the Central Committee of the Workers Party and vice chairman of its Central Military Commission during the conference of WPK.
Kim Jong-un will succeed his father as leader of the North Korea.
This article analyzes the meaning and characters of conference of WPK, furthermore will predict the future of political power succession in North Korea. The major content of the conference is the reelection of the great leader Comrade Kim Jong-il as general secretary, the revision of the rules and election of the central leadership body of the WPK.
The characters of the conference is the reinforcing Kim Jong-il’s autocratic dominance, normalizing party-state system and establishing political system for post-Kim Jong-il’s era.
Kim Jong-un will try to establish personal and positional leadership for stable succession from present the 2012, a period when Pyongyang says it will become Kangsong Daekook(Strong and Prosperous State). By the 2012, North Korea seems to want to remain a military state based on Songun politics(Military-first politics). Probably significant policy change as reform and openness in North Korea will be made after 2012.
II. 제3차 당대표자회의 주요 내용
III. 제3차 당대표자회의 의미와 특징
1. 김정일 유일지도체제의 강화
2. 당-국가체제의 정상화
3. 당중앙궁사위원회 중심의 후계체제 구축
IV. 북한의 후계체계 구축 전망
1. 압축적·속도전의 후계체제 구축
2. 인격적 리더십과 제도적 리더십의 획득