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    Korea, North Government - 1991
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    SOURCE: 1991 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Long-form name: Democratic People's Republic of Korea; abbreviated DPRK

      Type: Communist state; dictatorship

      Capital: P'yongyang

      Administrative divisions: 9 provinces (do, singular and plural) and 3 special cities* (jikhalsi, singular and plural); Chagang-do, Hamgyong-namdo, Hamgyong-bukto, Hwanghae-namdo, Hwanghae-bukto, Kaesong-si*, Kangwon-do, Namp'o-si*, P'yongan-bukto, P'yongan-namdo, P'yongyang-si*, Yanggang-do

      Independence: 9 September 1948

      Constitution: adopted 1948, revised 27 December 1972

      Legal system: based on German civil law system with Japanese influences and Communist legal theory; no judicial review of legislative acts; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      National holiday: Independence Day, 9 September (1948)

      Executive branch: president, two vice presidents, premier, eleven vice premiers, State Administration Council (cabinet)

      Legislative branch: unicameral Supreme People's Assembly (Ch'oego Inmin Hoeui)

      Judicial branch: Central Court

      Leaders: Chief of State--President KIM Il-song (since 28 December 1972); Designated Successor KIM Chong-il (son of President, born 16 February 1942); Head of Government--Premier YON Hyong-muk (since NA December 1988)

      Political parties and leaders: major party--Korean Workers' Party (KWP), KIM Il-song, general secretary, and his son, KIM Chong-il, secretary, Central Committee; Korean Social Democratic Party, YI Kye-paek, chairman; Chondoist Chongu Party, CHONG Sin-hyok, chairman

      Suffrage: universal at age 17

      Elections: President--last held 24 May 1990 (next to be held 1994); results--President KIM Il-song was reelected without opposition; Supreme People's Assembly--last held on 24 May 1990 (next to be held 1994); results--percent of vote by party NA; seats--(687 total) the KWP approves a single list of candidates who are elected without opposition; minor parties hold a few seats

      Communists: KWP claims membership of about 3 million

      Member of: FAO, G-77, IAEA, ICAO, IFAD, IMF (observer), IMO, IOC, ISO, ITU, LORCS, NAM, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation: none

      Flag: three horizontal bands of blue (top), red (triple width), and blue; the red band is edged in white; on the hoist side of the red band is a white disk with a red five-pointed star

      NOTE: The information regarding Korea, North on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Korea, North Government 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Korea, North Government 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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