Meet Kim Jong-un’s sister Kim Yo-jong, the rising star of North Korea’s regime

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Her promotion on Saturday means that she enjoys her brother’s absolute trust, and cements her position as one of the two most visible women in North Korean public life, alongside the leader’s wife, Ri Sol-ju.

Kim Yo-jong was appointed vice-director of the party’s propaganda and agitation department in late 2014, and used the role to create a cult of personality around her brother that included presenting him as a benevolent, accessible leader modelled on his grandfather, and North Korea’s founder, Kim Il-sung.

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