Korean Social Democratic Party
|Korean Social Democratic Party
Chosŏn Sahoe Minjudang
|Chairman of the Central Committee||Kim Yong Dae|
|Founded||November 3, 1945|
|Ideology||Social Democracy and Democratic Socialism|
|Supreme People's Assembly|
The Korean Social Democratic Party (KSDP) is a political party in North Korea, allied with the ruling Workers' Party of Korea. Initially a moderate social democratic party, it was formed on November 3, 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 of Korea. 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.
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.
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