Amid the high political awareness and great enthusiasm of the delegates, the sixth-day meeting of the Eighth Congress of the WPK was held on Sunday.
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, symbol of all victories and glory of the Korean people and outstanding leader of the Juche revolution, came out to the venue of the congress together with platform holders.
The congress discussed its fourth agenda item "Election of the Central Leadership Body of the WPK".
According to the rules of the WPK, the leadership body of the Seventh Party Central Committee finished its term and the congress elected that of the Eighth Party Central Committee.
As the congress entered a discussion of the important issue of electing the new central leadership body which will take responsibility for and organize and direct Party building and overall revolutionary affairs in the new stage of struggle, a solemn atmosphere pervaded the venue of the congress.
Relevant articles of the "Regulations of election of the central leadership body of the WPK" were read out and the procedures of electing members and alternate members of the Party Central Committee began.
The nomination and election took place after rational methods of recommending the candidates for members and alternate members were decided.
Delegate Jo Yong Won, upon authorization by the presidium of the congress, read the list of candidates for members of the Eighth Party Central Committee.
When he suggested the Supreme Leader as a candidate for member of the Party Central Committee, all the delegates broke into stormy cheers of hurray with loud applause.
All the suggested candidates were recommended as candidates for members of the WPK Central Committee with the unanimous approval of all the delegates.
Delegates unanimously acknowledged that recommended candidates are the comrades who have firmly armed themselves with the revolutionary idea of the Party, who are determined to dedicate themselves to the final victory of the revolutionary cause of Juche with strong faith and who have devotedly struggled for the good of the country and people.
The congress carried out an election of the recommended candidates.
When the chair courteously proposed electing Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un as a member of the Party Central Committee in reflection of the unanimous will and desire of all the members of the Party including the delegates attending the congress, all the participants broke into thunderous cheers of "Hurrah!" and applause in token of their full support.
By raising their delegate certificates, they expressed their approval for the election of recommended 138 candidates as members of the Party Central Committee and gave an enthusiastic applause to their election with unanimous approval.
The congress elected alternate members of the Party Central Committee.
The delegates approved of the number of the alternate members and deliberated on the qualifications of recommended 111 candidates for alternate members.
All the recommended candidates were elected as alternate members of the Party Central Committee with the unanimous approval of the delegates at the congress.
Then the congress discussed the most important and responsible issue of crucial significance in the development of the glorious WPK and the accomplishment of the revolutionary cause of Juche.
All the delegates were greatly excited to enter the discussion of the most important issue of the election of the general secretary of the WPK, the head representing and leading the great Party.
Delegate Ri Il Hwan proposed holding the election concerning the general secretary of the WPK.
He referred to the great political significance of successfully electing the top leader of the Party who takes position as the leader, top brain and centre of leadership and unity, and plays a decisive role in accomplishing the revolutionary cause of the masses of the people and the cause of socialism.
The philosophy that the greatness of the leader is just the one of the Party, the mightiness of the country and nation and the invincibility of the revolutionary cause was proved in the sacred history of the Korean revolution and the long world history of building revolutionary parties, he said, referring to the greatness and the peerless exploits of the Supreme Leader who wisely led the WPK and the Juche revolution by successfully carrying forward the revolutionary cause of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il.
All the delegates unanimously acknowledged the undeniable truth of history that Kim Jong Un is the only one who will lead the WPK and the people along the road of victory and glory at the time of carrying forward and developing the revolution when a big stride should be made towards a new victory in socialist construction.
Saying that it is the solemn demand of the times and firm faith of millions of Party members and other people to hold Kim Jong Un in high esteem as head of the WPK, he courteously proposed electing Kim Jong Un as general secretary of the WPK in reflection of the unanimous will of the whole Party and all the people at the congress.
All the delegates expressed full support with enthusiastic applause in great excitement.
The Eighth WPK Congress unanimously adopted a decision on electing Kim Jong Un as general secretary of the WPK in reflection of the unanimous will and desire of all the delegates and other Party members, all the people and service personnel of the People's Army to achieve the development of the Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Party and a fresh victorious advance of the revolutionary cause of Juche.
The moment all the participants broke into thunderous cheers of "Hurrah!" in great excitement and joy of having as head of the WPK again Kim Jong Un, who opens up an era of unprecedented changes and miracles with his gifted ideological and theoretical wisdom, extraordinary leadership and noble moral virtue, extending the greatest glory and warmest congratulations to him.
The election of Kim Jong Un, the most prominent political leader in the present era, as general secretary of the WPK is the biggest fortune and the greatest happiness of the Party and people and it also marks an epoch-making political event providing a decisive guarantee for victory of Korean-style socialism and promising its rosy future.
Fervent cheers of the delegates resounded through the venue of the congress for a long time, reflecting their intense loyalty.
The First Plenary Meeting of the Eighth Central Committee of the WPK was held after the election of the Party central leadership body.
Upon authorization of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, delegate Kim Jae Ryong reported the decision made at the First Plenary Meeting to the congress.
The congress elected the committee for drafting the resolution of the Party congress with members of the leadership body of the Eighth Party Central Committee.
The resolution drafting committee will guide the sectoral consultative meetings of delegates studying and discussing the issues of thoroughly implementing the tasks set forth in the report given by the Supreme Leader to the congress, and will give general consideration to the issues raised at the consultative meetings, make a draft resolution and refer it to the congress.
The congress continues.
KCNA-THE PYONGYANG TIMES