Political System


Character, Tasks and Ultimate Goal of the State

The DPRK is an independent socialist state representing the interests of all the Korean people. The Republic is the Juche-oriented socialist state which embodies the idea and leadership of Comrade Kim II Sung, the founder of the Republic and the father of socialist Korea. His idea and the achievements made under his leadership are the basic guarantee for the Republic's prosperity.

The socialist system of the Republic is a people-centred social system in which the masses of the working people are the masters of everything and everything in society serves them. In accordance with the nature of its socialist system, the Government of the Republic defends and protects the interests of workers, peasants and intellectuals and all other working people who have become masters of state and society, free from exploitation and oppression.

It is the fundamental revolutionary task for the Government of the Republic to achieve the complete victory of socialism in the northern half of Korea by strengthening the people's power and vigorously performing the three revolutions the ideological, technological and cultural and to reunify the country on the principle of independence, peaceful reunification and great national unity.

Under the leadership of the Workers' Party of Korea the Republic and the Korean people uphold the great leader Comrade Kim II Sung as the eternal President of the Republic and are speeding up the historic march to carry the revolutionary cause started by him through to completion by inheriting and carrying forward his ideas and achievements.


System of State Organs

Power Organs

Power organs consist mainly of the central power organ and local power organ. The central power organ is the Supreme People's Assembly and the SPA standing committee during its recession. Local power organ is the people's assembly at all levels.

The Supreme People's Assembly is the supreme power organ of the Republic. It holds a highest position and authority of the Republic and exercises legislative power. It has also the rights to organize the important state organs.

The Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly is the supreme power organ during its recession. Local people's assembly is the local power organ and includes provincial (or the city under the direct jurisdiction) people's assemblies, city (or district) people's assemblies and county people's assemblies. 

National Defence Commission

What is most important in the state administration system is the authority of the national defence commission. The National Defence Commission is the supreme military guidance commission in the national sovereign organ and the general national defence administrative organ.

It is the standing supreme power organ of the national defence sector, and at the same time, this becomes the backbone organ in the state administrative organ as an administration organ. The post of the chairman of the National Defence Commission is the highest post of the state where he commands all the work of the politics, military and economy and defends the state system of the socialist country and defends the destiny of the people and organizes and leads the work to strengthen and develop the national defensive power and general state power.

Administration Organs

This consists of central administration and local administration organs. Central administration organ is the cabinet and the local administration organs are the local people's committee at all levels. The cabinet is the government of the Republic. As the administrative execution body and the general state management body of a supreme organ, the cabinet carries out the laws, decrees, decisions and orders and has been seizing in a unified way all the works in the state management and gives a nationwide guidance.

Local power organs are composed of provincial (or the city under the direct jurisdiction) people's committees, city (or district) people's committees and county people's committees. And they also are the administrative executive bodies.

Prosecutorial and Justice System

The prosecutorial body is a state organ supervises the observance and execution of the socialist law. This system has central prosecutorial office, provincial (or the city under the direct jurisdiction), city (or district), county prosecutorial offices and special prosecutorial offices.

The central prosecutorial office controls over all the work in a unified way. The justice body is a state organ exercising the socialist judicial power.

The justice organs have the central court, provincial (or the city under the direct jurisdiction) courts, people's courts and special courts. Every court has judges and people's assessors. The central court is the supreme justice body of the country.