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N Korea at crossroads

Kim Jong Un's sister said to be North Korea's 'de facto' No. 2

Kim Yo Jong not necessarily named leader's successor, lawmaker in Seoul says

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his sister Kim Yo Jong attend a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in April 2018.   © Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) -- South Korea's intelligence agency believes that Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, is serving as his "de facto second-in-command" but has not necessarily been designated his successor, a South Korean lawmaker said on Thursday.

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