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North Korea is expected to name new leadership at an historic meeting on September 28. Analysts believe Jong-il's youngest son Kim Jong-un is likely to be given an official title at the Workers' Party conference.
That would pave the way for his eventual succession as leader.
Jong-il, who is believed to have suffered a stroke in 2008, has reportedly accelerated succession plans.
The North's KCNA news agency said the conference would be held in Pyongyang "for electing its supreme leadership body", but provided no further details of the agenda.