( CNN) Since succeeding his father in 2011, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has impressed and confounded with his rise from political novice to adept operator.

On Tuesday, the country’s political upper-clas from Pyongyang and across the country will descend on the capital to participate in the Supreme People’s Assembly, a largely symbolic meeting which Kim is expected to attend as the guest of honor.

As he is once again feted by the country’s political class, how has the young leader fared over the brief course of his regulation?

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