North Korea’s new leader, Kim Jong-un, has been formally named supreme commander of the armed forces in a sign that he is consolidating his power base.

Kim Jong-un, who became the country’s leader following the death of his father, Kim Jong-il, earlier this month, was appointed by the powerful political bureau of the central committee of the Workers’ party at a meeting on Friday, the Korean Central News Agency reported.

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