One thing I've learned is that politics are the same everywhere.
In the U. S. when someone says they are going to run for office, opponents start nasty rumors. Same in North Korea.
The Ultimate Leader, Kim Jong Un, says he is planning on running for a second term, opponents start a rumor he drinks too much. On and on it goes:
Isaiah 24:1-3 Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty (2)...as the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him. (3) The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the LORD hath spoken his word.