List of heads of state of North Korea

The following is a list of heads of state of North Korea since its founding in 1948.

Heads of State of North Korea (1948–present)Edit

Portrait Name
(born-died)
Term of office Political Party Election
Took office Left office Time in office
Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  Kim Tu-bong
김두봉
(1889–1958)
9 September 1948 20 September 1957 9 years, 11 days Workers' Party of North Korea
Workers' Party of Korea
1st SPA
  Choe Yong-gon
최용건
(1900–1976)
20 September 1957 28 December 1972 15 years, 99 days Korean Social Democratic Party 2nd SPA
3rd SPA
4th SPA
Workers' Party of Korea
President of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  Kim Il-sung
김일성
(1912–1994)
28 December 1972 8 July 1994 21 years, 192 days Workers' Party of Korea 5th SPA
6th SPA
7th SPA
8th SPA
9th SPA
Vacant
(8 July 1994–5 September 1998)
President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  Kim Yong-nam
김영남
(born 1928)
5 September 1998 11 April 2009 20 years, 218 days Workers' Party of Korea 10th SPA
11th SPA
Chairman of the National Defense Commission
  Kim Jong-il
김정일
(1941–2011)
9 April 2009 17 December 2011 2 years, 252 days Workers' Party of Korea 12th SPA
Vacant
(17 December 2011–8 March 2012)
President of the State Affairs Commission
  Kim Jong-un
김정은
(born 1984)
8 March 2012[1] Incumbent 9 years, 62 days Workers' Party of Korea

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