calendar>>April 9. 2009 Juche 98
Kim Jong Il Elected Chairman of NDC of DPRK
Pyongyang, April 9 (KCNA) -- The First Session of the 12th Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK held here elected General Secretary Kim Jong Il chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission.

The session solemnly declared internally and externally that Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and supreme commander of the revolutionary armed forces, was elected chairman of the NDC of the DPRK, reflecting the unanimous will and wishes of all the servicepersons and people, as he has performed the immortal exploits to shine long in the history of the country and put the dignity and position of the DPRK on the highest level by wisely leading the Juche revolutionary cause started in Mt. Paektu to victory through his distinguished ideological and theoretical activities and with his dynamic leadership.

He developed and enriched the immortal Juche idea in all fields and advanced new and unique ideas and theories indicating the path of winning victory of socialism, thus providing a great guiding idea of the revolution. By successfully applying the idea, he has turned the DPRK into an invincible political and ideological, military and scientific and technological power, consolidated the single-minded unity of the leader, the Party, the army and the people as firm as a rock, ushered in a new era of a thriving nation unprecedented in the nation's history spanning 5,000 years with his Songun revolutionary leadership and made an undying contribution to accomplishing the cause of independence against imperialism.

The election of Kim Jong Il as chairman of the NDC of the DPRK is all the servicepersons and people's expression of unquestioned support and trust in him.

This, at the same time, marks a great event strikingly demonstrating the unshakable faith and will of the army and people of the DPRK to firmly defend and glorify the Korean-style socialist system centered on the popular masses, the most advantageous system in the world, and accomplish the Songun revolutionary cause under his experienced and seasoned leadership.

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