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Kang Song-san (3 March 1931 – 2007)[1] was a North Korean politician who served as Premier of North Korea from 1984 to 1986 and again from 1992 to 1997. He succeeded Ri Jong-ok in his first term and Yon Hyong-muk in his second term.[2]

Kang Song-san
5th Premier of North Korea
In office
11 December 1992 – 21 February 1997
Preceded byYon Hyong-muk
Succeeded byHong Song-nam
In office
27 January 1984 – 29 December 1986
Preceded byRi Jong-ok
Succeeded byRi Kun-mo
Personal details
Born(1931-03-03)3 March 1931
Kang Song-san
Revised RomanizationGang Seong-san
McCune–ReischauerKang Sŏngsan

He was born in North Hamgyong. He graduated from Mangyongdae Revolutionary School and from Kim Il-sung University and went to study in the Soviet Union in Moscow State University. He became an instructor in the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in 1955. Candidate member of the political politburo in 1973, Deputy Prime Minister in 1977, the Sixth Party Congress in 1980 he was elected a member of the Politburo. In 1984, he became Prime Minister.

1991 Chairman of the People's president and secretary hambuk faction, the People's Committee of the Party Central Committee, member of the Political Bureau of the Korean Workers' Party, the Supreme People's Assembly to the delegates in charge of such positions. He was awarded Kim Il-sung Order in 1982.

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  1. ^ "강성산". 주요인물. Information Center on North Korea. Retrieved 2013-11-14.
  2. ^ Buzo, Adrian (1999). The guerilla dynasty: politics and leadership in North Korea. I.B.Tauris. pp. 135, 210. ISBN 978-1-86064-415-3.