North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister, who was increasingly being seen as his successor, is now missing from a new list of the Worker Party's politburo, Report states, citing Yonhap.
Elections were held for the party's central committee on Sunday during the ongoing multi-year congress, which maps out its five-year policy goals.
Ms. Kim Yo-jong, Mr. Kim Jong-un's sister, remained a member of the central committee but was not included on its politburo list, the state-run KCNA reported. She was chosen in the politburo for the first time in 2017 and was just the second woman to be selected for her aunt's position.
Her political clout has been increasing in recent years. She was entrusted with more responsibility by her brother, especially last year when his health worsened, and he was absent from public gatherings. However, the signals are now mixed.