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Section: General News - There are no indications that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's likely successor, his youngest son Kim Jong Un, will be taking power anytime soon. At 27 years of age, he is still considered too young and inexperienced.
However, if all the reports filtering out of North Korea are accurate, Jong Un appears to be on a fast track to succeeding his ailing father. He is several years younger than his father was when he was designated as North Korea's future leader.
The younger Kim's name surfaced in early 2009 as the likely third member of the world's only communist dynasty. Since then, officials have been told to pledge loyalty to Jong Un and to …