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Korean Workers' Party

The Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) is the ruling Communist party of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), commonly known as North Korea. It is also called the Korean Workers' Party (KWP). The WPK has been the ruling party in the DPRK since its foundation and has had as its leaders, Kim Il-sung (1949–1994) and his son, Kim Jong-il (beginning in 1997, when he officially took over as General Secretary). Kim Ki-Nam is the current Secretary of the Central Committee, as of October 2007.

Korean Workers Party

The Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) is the ruling political party of North Korea (DPRK). It is also called the Korean Workers' Party (KWP). The WPK has been the ruling party in the DPRK since its foundation. For all intents and purposes, it is the only legal party in North Korea; two other parties nominally exist, but are completely subservient to the WPK. It has had as its leaders Kim Il-sung (1948–1994), his son, Kim Jong-il (beginning in 1997, when he officially took over as General Secretary until his death in 2011) and Kim Jong-il's youngest son Kim Jong-un who was elected First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea at the 4th party conference held on April 11, 2012.