North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is set to be anointed with one more title when a major parliamentary meeting takes place later in the day. Kim is likely to have convened the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) in his continuing attempts to secure tight control over the isolated nation.
The SPA is officially a rubber-stamp body assembled to ratify major measures taken by the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK). North Korean observers suspect the meeting on Wednesday, 29 June is a follow-up of the earlier party congress, which took place in May 2016. It was the first-ever party congress in more than 36 years and Kim was promoted as the chairman of the WPK during the event.