Political System of the State

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is an independent socialist State representing the interests of all the Korean people.

The sovereignty of the DPRK resides in the workers, peasants, soldiers, intellectuals and all other working people. They exercise State power through their representative organs–the Supreme People’s Assembly and local People’s Assemblies at all levels.

The State defends the interests of the workers, peasants, soldiers, intellectuals and all other working people who have become the masters of the State and society, and respects and protects human rights. The DPRK government is the representative of the people’s right to independence, the organizer of their creative abilities and activities, the administrator responsible for their livelihood and the protector of their interests.

All State organs are formed and function on the principle of democratic centralism.

The organs of State power at all levels are elected on the principle of universal, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot.

The State organs comprise the Supreme People’s Assembly, the Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, the State Affairs Commission, the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, the Cabinet, the local People’s Assemblies, the local People’s Committees, the Public Prosecutors Office and the Court.

The State conducts all activities under the leadership of the WPK. The Party’s leadership over the State activities is provided in the course of unified control and political guidance of all works of units by Party organizations. The DPRK government maintains unified leadership over the State and society by relying on the guiding ideology of the Party and scientific strategy and tactics.

The State maintains the revolutionary work method of going among the masses to find solutions to problems by implementing the mass line and of giving full play to the spiritual strength and creativity of the masses by giving precedence to political work, work with people.

The socialist laws of the DPRK are instituted by reflecting the will of the people and the people are fully provided with democratic rights and freedom by law as the masters of the State and society through observance of the socialist laws.

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