Hong Song-nam

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Hong Song-nam
홍성남
Premier of North Korea
In office
21 February 1997 – 3 September 2003
Acting 21 February 1997 - 5 September 1998
Leader Kim Jong-il
Preceded by Kang Song-san
Succeeded by Pak Pong-ju
Personal details
Born October 2, 1929
Died March 31, 2009
Hong Song-nam
Chosŏn'gŭl 홍성남
Hancha 洪成南
Revised Romanization Hong Seong-nam
McCune–Reischauer Hong Sŏng-nam

Hong Song-nam (2 October 1929 – 31 March 2009) was the Premier of North Korea from 1997 to 2003. He succeeded Kang Song-san. Born in Kangwon Province, he graduated from the Kim Il-sung University and studied electrical engineering at the Prague Technical Institute.

From 1954 he worked in the North Korean Ministry of Heavy Industry. In 1971-1973 he was Minister of Heavy Industry. From 1973-1975 he was Deputy Chairman of the Administrative Council of the DPRK. In 1973-1977 he was Chairman of the State Planning Commission. From 1982 to 1986 he was First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea of South Pyongan Province. In 1987-1990 he served as Deputy Chairman of the Administrative Council, the chairman of the State Planning Commission of the DPRK. From 1990-1997 he was deputy chairman of the Administrative Council (deputy premier).

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