Delegates gather in North Korea for political meeting

September 27, 2010 08:48


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SEOUL, South Korea — Delegates to North Korea's biggest political meeting in decades gathered in the country's capital Sunday amid speculation that leader Kim Jong Il will appoint a son and other family members to key positions as part of a succession plan.

The official Korean Central News Agency announced last week the ruling Worker's Party would hold a conference Tuesday to select its "supreme leadership body" after having initially said in June the event would be held in early September. KCNA gave no explanation for the delay.

Party delegates to the conference arrived at Pyongyang's railway station Sunday amid sunny, breezy weather, footage shot by video news service APTN in the North Korean capital showed.

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