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  Kim Jong-Il and Kim Il-Sung

Kim Jong-Un, Successor of Kim Jung-Il
Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-woon or Kim Jung Woon (born January 8, 1984) is the third and youngest son of Kim Jong-il with his late partner Ko Young-hee. JoongAng Daily has reported that he was designated successor by his father, the leader of North Korea.

It is reported that he attended the English language International School of Bern in Bern, Switzerland under a pseudonym, although this is disputed.[3] It is also reported that he speaks English, some German, Bernese German, and French, and that he enjoys skiing and basketball and is a fan of Michael Jordan.

Kim Jong-il's former chef, Kenji Fujimoto, revealed details of Kim Jong-un, stating that he is favoured to be his father's successor. Fujimoto also claimed that Jong-un is favoured by his father over his elder brother, Jong-chul, reasoning that Jong-chul is too feminine in terms of his character, while Jong-un is "exactly like his father". Furthermore Mr Fujimoto stated "If power is to be handed over then Jong Un is the best for it,” Mr Fujimoto said. “He has superb physical gifts, is a big drinker and never admits defeat." On January 15, 2009 South Korean News Agency, Yonhap, reported that Kim Jong-il appointed Kim Jong-un to be his successor.

On March 8, 2009, the BBC reported rumors that Kim Jong-un appeared on the ballot for elections to the Supreme People's Assembly, the rubber stamp parliament of North Korea. Subsequent reports indicate that his name did not appear on the list of lawmakers, however he was later elevated to a mid-level position in the National Defense Commission, which is a branch of the North Korean Military. Reports have also suggested that he is a diabetic and suffers from hypertension.

On June 1, 2009, it was reported that Kim was to succeed his father Kim Jong-il as the head of the Korean Workers' Party and de-facto head of state of North Korea.
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