The Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) has elected Kim Jong Un as General Secretary of the WPK during the 8th Congress held on January 10th.
The congress discussed its fourth agenda item “Election of the Central Leadership Body of the WPK.”
According to the rules of the WPK, the 7th Party central leadership body finished its term and the congress elected the 8th Party central leadership body.
Relevant articles of the “regulations of election of the central leadership organ of the WPK” were read out and the procedure of electing members and alternate members of the Party Central Committee was begun.
The nomination and election took place after rational methods of recommending the candidates for the members and alternate members were decided.
All the suggested candidates were recommended as candidates for members of the WPK Central Committee with unanimous approval of all the delegates.
The delegates approved of the number of the alternate members and examined the qualifications of the recommended 111 candidates for alternate members.
All the recommended candidates were elected as alternate members of the Party Central Committee with the unanimous approval of the delegates at the congress.
Then the congress discussed the most important and responsible issue of crucial significance in the development of the glorious WPK and accomplishment of the revolutionary cause of Juche.
All the delegates were greatly excited to enter the discussion of the most important issue of the election of the general secretary of the WPK, the head representing and leading our great Party.
Delegate Ri Il Hwan made a suggestion concerning the election of the general secretary of the WPK.
He referred to the great political significance of successfully electing the top leader of the party who takes the position as the leader, the top-intellect of revolution and center of leadership and unity and plays a decisive role in accomplishing the revolutionary cause of the popular masses and the cause of socialism.
The philosophy that the greatness of the leader is just one of the party, the mightiness of the country and nation and the invincibility of the revolutionary cause has been proved in the sacred history of the Korean revolution and the long world history of building revolutionary parties, he said, referring to the greatness and the peerless exploits of the Supreme Leader who have wisely led the WPK and the Juche revolution by successfully carrying forward the revolutionary cause of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il.
The 8th Congress of the WPK unanimously adopted a decision on electing Kim Jong Un as general secretary of the WPK in reflection of the unanimous will and desire of all the delegates and other Party members, all the people and service personnel of the People’s Army to achieve the development of the Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Party and a fresh victorious advance of the revolutionary cause of Juche.
The First Plenary Meeting of the Eighth Central Committee of the WPK was held after the election of the Party central leadership body.
Upon the authorization by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, Delegate Kim Jae Ryong reported the decision made at the First Plenary Meeting to the congress.
The congress elected members of the 8th Party central leadership body to the committee for drafting the resolution of the Party Congress.
The resolution drafting committee will guide the inter-sector consultative meetings of delegates studying and discussing the issues of thoroughly implementing the tasks set forth in the report given by the Supreme Leader to the congress, and will give general consideration to the issues raised at the consultative meetings, make a draft resolution and refer it to the congress.