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North Korea Prepares to be Co-Ruled by New Official Heir

Photo Courtesy - ABC News/CCTV4(SEOUL, South Korea) -- North Korea's Kim Jong Un, the third-son of leader Kim Jong Il, became second in command of the ruling Workers' Party's powerful Central Military Commission just a day after his father made him a four-star general.  These recent announcements are the first time the communist state mentioned Jong Un's name officially.  In practice, the country is now set to be co-ruled by the new official heir and their ailing 68-year-old leader.  "Due to the deterioration of Kim Jong Il' s health, transition is happening fast," said Ha Taekeung, president of Open Radio for North Korea, a non-profit organization with close regular contacts with sources inside the North.

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