North Korea's Supreme Leader Is Getting A Promotion
North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong Un is hosting a massive political conference to boost his power within the country.By Matt Picht | May 7, 2016
The dictator, whose current title within the country's ruling party is first secretary, kicked off a rare political conference in Pyongyang by heaping praise on the country's military achievements.
The conference is an opportunity for Kim to consolidate and show off his political power. To that end, Kim's political party is set to give him a new title, which will symbolically make him equivalent to the country's previous leaders — Kim's father and grandfather.