Korean Social Democratic Party
|Korean Social Democratic Party
Chosŏn Sahoe Minjudang
|Chairman of the Central Committee||Kim Yong Dae|
|Founded||3 November 1945|
|Ideology||Social Democracy and Democratic Socialism|
|National affiliation||Democratic Front for the Reunification of the Fatherland|
|Supreme People's Assembly|
|Politics of North Korea
The Korean Social Democratic Party (KSDP) is a political party in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, allied with the ruling Workers' Party. Initially a moderate social democratic party, it was formed on 3 November 1945 by medium and small entrepreneurs, merchants, handicraftsmen, petite bourgeoisie, peasants and Christians under the aim to bring about a democratic society.
Theoretically the party adheres to national social democracy befitting Korea’s historical conditions and national characteristics and its basic political motto is independence, sovereignty, democracy, peace and the defence of human rights.
The party's ideology was shed over the years in favour of alliance with the Workers' Party. Until January 1981, the party was called the Democratic Party of Korea. It is part of the Democratic Front for the Reunification of the Fatherland, a coalition with the other legal party in the DPRK, the Chondoist Chongu Party, alongside the Workers' Party and its dominating ideology of Juche and its military-first policy.
The party is currently headed by Kim Yong Dae (Chosongul: 김영대, Hanja:金英大), whose title is Chairman of the Central Committee of the Korean Social Democratic Party and vice-chairman of the SPA since the election of 2009.
Many have accused the North Korean government of either using the party as a pawn or of suppressing the party and forcing it to be a part of the Democratic Front for the Reunification of the Fatherland and selecting its leaders and members of parliament, rather than having them elected[by whom?] .
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