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09 March 2009

Kim's Sons Not on New List of NKorean Lawmakers

from THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Kim Jong Il was unanimously re-elected to North Korea's rubber-stamp parliament, state media said Monday, in elections closely watched for signs of a political shift or hints the autocratic leader was grooming a successor.

But none of Kim's three sons was among the 686 other legislators announced by state media late Monday. There had been reports his youngest son, Kim Jong Un, was running for a seat in Sunday's uncontested election, which analysts said would have been a strong sign he was being prepped to inherit power.

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