List of heads of state of North Korea

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Chairman of the State Affairs Commission
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Incumbent
Kim Jong-un

since 8 March 2012
Inaugural holderKim Tu-bong
Formation9 September 1948
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The following is a list of heads of state of North Korea since its founding in 1948.

Heads of State of North Korea (1948–present)[edit]

Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Chairman Political party Term Election
Kim Tu-bong.jpg Kim Tu-bong
김두봉
1889–1958
Workers' Party of North Korea 9 September 1948 20 September 1957 1st SPA
Workers' Party of Korea
Choe Yong-gon.jpg Choe Yong-gon
최용건
1900–1976
Korean Social Democratic Party 20 September 1957 23 October 1962 2nd SPA
Workers' Party of Korea
23 October 1962 16 December 1967 3rd SPA
16 December 1967 28 December 1972 4th SPA
President of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
President Political party Term Election
Kim Il Sung Portrait-2.jpg Kim Il-sung
김일성
1912–1994
Kim Il Sung Signature.svg
Workers' Party of Korea 28 December 1972 16 December 1977 5th SPA
16 December 1977 6 April 1982 6th SPA
6 April 1982 29 December 1986 7th SPA
29 December 1986 24 May 1990 8th SPA
24 May 1990 8 July 1994 9th SPA
Vacant
(8 July 1994–5 September 1998)
President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
President Political party Term Election
Kim Yong-nam in Moscow.jpg Kim Yong-nam
김영남
(born 1928)
Signature of Kim Yong-nam.svg
Workers' Party of Korea 5 September 1998 3 September 2003 10th SPA
3 September 2003 9 April 2009 11th SPA
Supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
President Political party Term Election
Kim Jong-il on August 24, 2011 (mini).jpg Kim Jong-il
김정일
(1941-2011)
Workers' Party of Korea 9 April 2009 17 December 2011 12th SPA
Kim Jong-un IKS 2018.jpg Kim Jong-un
김정은
(born 1984)
Workers' Party of Korea 8 March 2012[1] Incumbent

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