President of North Korea
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|President of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
|Inaugural holder||Kim Il-sung|
|Formation||28 December 1972|
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The President of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) was established in the Constitution of North Korea, 1972. Until then, Kim Il-sung, the ruler of North Korea, used the posts Premier and General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea. In 1972 the Presidency was established and Kim Il-sung was elected to the post by the Supreme People's Assembly, the North Korean parliament, on 28 December. Kim held the post until 1994 when he died, to this day without a formal succession. In 1998, the revised constitution abolished the presidency and established the honorific title of Eternal President of the Republic, which was given to Kim Il-sung.The current president of North Korea is Kim Jong-un the younger son of the previous ruler.