Hwang Pyong-so, at left, was described in an official news report on May Day celebrations as the director of the Korean People's Army, replacing Choe Ryong-hae. Photo: KCNA/EPA

North Korea's new 'number two'? Leadership shuffle seen in hermit state

An official news report identified Hwang Pyong-so as the director of the Korean People's Army; his predecessor's fate is unknown

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Hwang Pyong-so, at left, was described in an official news report on May Day celebrations as the director of the Korean People's Army, replacing Choe Ryong-hae. Photo: KCNA/EPA
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