This Weekend, Kim Jong Un Will Be Heard, Unlike His More Elusive Father

May 6, 2016 11:56 AM

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The late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, right, exchanges words with his son and successor, Kim Jong Un, in July 2011.

North Korea's highest political body, the Workers' Party Congress, is convening Friday for the first time in 36 years. Over the course of the next few days, about 3,000 delegates are expected to endorse the leadership of Kim Jong Un, formalizing a rushed transition of power that followed the death o...

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