Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea

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Chairman of the
Workers' Party of Korea
조선로동당 위원장
WPK Chairman emblem.svg
Emblem of the WPK Chairman
WPK symbol.svg
Emblem of the Workers' Party of Korea
Workers' Party of Korea
TypeDeputy leader
ResidenceForbidden City
NominatorCentral Committee
AppointerCentral Committee
Term lengthNo fixed term
Constituting instrumentWPK Rulebook
Inaugural holderPak Hon-yong
Formation28 August 1946
Abolished10 January 2021
DeputyVice Chairmen
Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea
조선로동당 위원장
朝鮮勞動黨 委員長
Revised RomanizationJoseon Rodongdang Wiwonjang
McCune–ReischauerChosŏn Rodongdang Wiwonjang

The Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea (Korean: 조선로동당 위원장) was office that existed within the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) between 1949–66 and 2016–21. The office of "Chairman of the Central Committee" existed between 1949–66 and the office of "Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea" existed in 2016–21.

The deputy to the Chairman, the officeholder of Vice Chairman of the Central Committee existed in 1949–66 and 2016–21. This list also includes the chairmen and vice chairmen of the direct predecessors of the WPK.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "3rd Plenary Meeting of 7th C.C., WPK Held in Presence of Kim Jong Un". Korean Central News Agency. 21 April 2018. Archived from the original on 8 February 2021. Retrieved 6 February 2021 – via KCNA Watch.