Governments

Korea, North

North Korea is also known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The top positions in the government and the Korean Workers’ Party continue to be held by deceased leaders Kim Il Sung (died 8 Jul 1994) and Kim Jong Il (died 17 Dec 2011), designating them as “eternal” leaders.

Leaders and Cabinet Members

Eternal Pres.

KIM Il Sung

Eternal Gen. Sec., Korean Workers’ Party (KWP)

KIM Jong Il

Chairman, KWP

KIM Jong Un

Chmn., State Affairs Commission (SAC)

KIM Jong Un

First Vice Chmn., SAC

CHOE Ryong Hae

Vice Chmn., SAC

PAK Pong Ju

Member, SAC

CHOE Pu Il

Member, SAC

CHOE Son Hui

Member, SAC

JONG Kyong Thaek

Member, SAC

KIM Jae Ryong

Member, SAC

KIM Su Gil

Member, SAC

KIM Yong Chol

Member, SAC

NO Kwang Chol

Member, SAC

RI Man Gon

Member, SAC

RI Su Yong

Member, SAC

RI Yong Ho

Member, SAC

THAE Jong Su

Supreme Cdr., Korean People’s Army (KPA)

KIM Jong Un

Dir., KPA General Political Bureau

KIM Su Gil

Chief, KPA General Staff Department

RI Yong Gil

Pres., Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) Presidium

CHOE Ryong Hae

Vice Pres., SPA Presidium

KIM Yong Dae

Vice Pres., SPA Presidium

THAE Hyong Chol

Honorary Vice Pres., SPA Presidium

CHOE Yong Rim

Honorary Vice Pres., SPA Presidium

KIM Yong Ju

Sec. Gen., SPA Presidium

JONG Yong Guk

Member, SPA Presidium

JANG Chun Sil

Member, SPA Presidium

JU Yong Gil

Member, SPA Presidium

KANG Ji Yong

Member, SPA Presidium

KANG Myong Chol

Member, SPA Presidium

KANG Su Rin

Member, SPA Presidium

KIM Chang Yop

Member, SPA Presidium

KIM Nung O

Member, SPA Presidium

KIM Yong Chol

Member, SPA Presidium

PAK Myong Chol

Member, SPA Presidium

RI Chol

Member, SPA Presidium

RI Myong Chol

Chmn., SPA

PAK Thae Song

Vice Chmn., SPA

PAK Chol Min

Vice Chmn., SPA

PAK Kum Hui

Premier, Cabinet

KIM Jae Ryong

Vice Premier, Cabinet

IM Chol Ung

Vice Premier, Cabinet

JON Kwang Ho

Vice Premier, Cabinet

KIM Tok Hun

Vice Premier, Cabinet

KO In Ho

Vice Premier, Cabinet

RI Ju O

Vice Premier, Cabinet

RI Ryong Nam

Vice Premier, Cabinet

RO Tu Chol

Vice Premier, Cabinet

TONG Jong Ho

Sec. Gen., Cabinet Secretariat

KIM Yong Ho

Chmn., Education Commission

KIM Sung Du

Chmn., State Planning Commission

RO Tu Chol

Chmn., State Price Commission

RYANG Ui Gyong

Chmn., State Science & Technology Commission

RI Chung Gil

Dir., Central Statistics Bureau

CHOE Sung Ho

Min. of Agriculture

KO In Ho

Min. of Chemical Industry

JANG Kil Ryong

Min. of Coal Industry

MUN Myong Hak

Min. of Commerce

KIM Kyong Nam

Min. of Construction & Building-Materials Industry

PAK Hun

Min. of Consumer Goods Industry

RI Kang Son

Min. of Culture

PAK Chun Nam

Min. of Electric Power Industry

KIM Man Su

Min. of Electronics Industry

KIM Jae Song

Min. of External Economic Relations

KIM Yong Jae

Min. of Finance

KI Kwang Ho

Min. of Fisheries

SONG Chun Sop

Min. of Food Procurement & Admin.

MUN Ung Jo

Min. of Foreign Affairs

RI Yong Ho

Min. of Forestry

HAN Ryong Guk

Min. of Labor

YUN Kang Ho

Min. of Land & Maritime Transport

KANG Jong Gwan

Min. of Light Industry

CHOE Il Ryong

Min. of Local Industry

JO Yong Chol

Min. of Machine-Building Industry

YANG Sung Ho

Min. of Metallurgical Industry

KIM Chung Gol

Min. of Mining Industry

RYOM Chol Su

Min. of National Natural Resources Development

KIM Chol Su

Min. of Nuclear Power Industry

WANG Chang Uk

Min. of Oil Industry

KO Kil Son

Min. of People’s Armed Forces

NO Kwang Chol

Min. of Post & Telecommunications

KIM Kwang Chol

Min. of Physical Culture & Sports

KIM Il Guk

Min. of Public Health

O Chun Bok

Min. of Railways

JANG Hyok

Min. of Shipbuilding

KANG Chol Gu

Min. of State Construction Control

KWON Song Ho

Min. of Urban Management

KANG Yong Su

Pres., State Academy of Sciences

JANG Chol

Pres., Central Bank

KIM Chon Gyun

Permanent Representative to the UN, New York

KIM Song

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