Premier of North Korea

Premier of the Cabinet of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Incumbent
Kim Jae-ryong

since 11 April 2019
Inaugural holderKim Il-sung
Formation9 September 1948
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The Premier of the Cabinet[1] (Korean총리; Hanja總理; MRChongni) is nominally the non-executive head of government of North Korea. The office is also alternatively known as Prime Minister of North Korea.[2] The current premier is Kim Jae-ryong.[3]

History[edit]

Originally, under the 1948 Constitution of the DPRK, the Premier was the highest state post in North Korea. Kim Il-sung himself inaugurated the post, keeping it for 24 years until 1972, while the ceremonial role of the head of State rested in the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Supreme People's Assembly.

The 1972 Constitution created the post of President of the DPRK, which replaced the premiership as the top state post. The executive presidency was created with Kim in mind, and he transferred to that post soon after the Constitution was promulgated. The Premier was now the head of the Administration Council, but most of the powers of the former cabinet were passed to the Central People's Committee, the highest ruling council chaired by the president himself. The first premier after Kim Il-sung was his long-time ally Kim Il. The post was then officially known as Premier of the Administration Council (정무원 총리, jungmuwon chongni).

After Kim Il-sung died, the post of president remained vacant (officially Kim Il-sung was proclaimed Eternal President) as Kim Jong-il planned a new State reorganization. A constitution revision in 1998 abolished both the Central People's Committee and the Administration Council, re-creating the Cabinet.

Functions[edit]

The Premier represents and oversees the cabinet, which is charged with executing the policies decided by the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea. The office has no policy-making authority of its own.

The Premier is nominally part of a triumvirate overseeing North Korea's executive branch, alongside the President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly (i.e. the head of State) and the Chairman of the State Affairs Commission (i.e., the commander-in-chief). In practice, however, the SAC chairman, which is constitutionally defined as "the highest post in the state," exercises absolute control over the government and the country.

On paper, the SAC chairman, SPA Presidium president and Premier have powers equivalent to one-third of those of a president's powers in most presidential systems. The SPA presidium chairman conducts foreign relations, the premier handles domestic matters and heads the government, and the SAC chairman (known as the chairman of the National Defence Commission before 2016) commands the armed forces. However, the Premier ranks as the lowest of the three: significantly, Kim Jong-il was NDC Chairman without interruption from 1993 until 2011, and Kim Yong-nam was President of the SPA Presidium from 1998 to 2019, while there have been six premiers since Kim Il-sung's death.

List of Premiers of North Korea[edit]

The following is a list of premiers of North Korea since its founding in 1948.

Premier of the Cabinet of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

조선민주주의인민공화국 내각 수상

No. Premier Political party Term of office Election Head of State
1 Kim Il Sung Portrait-2.jpg Kim Il-sung
김일성
(1912–1994)
Workers' Party of North Korea 9 September 1948 20 September 1957 1st SPA Kim Tu-bong.jpg
Kim Tu-bong
(1948-1957)
Workers' Party of North Korea
Workers' Party of Korea Workers' Party of Korea
20 September 1957 23 October 1962 2nd SPA Choe Yong-gon.jpg
Choe Yong-gon
(1957-1972)
Korean Social Democratic Party
Workers' Party of Korea
23 October 1962 16 December 1967 3rd SPA
16 December 1967 28 December 1972 4th SPA
Premier of the Administration Council of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

조선민주주의인민공화국 정무원 총리

No. Premier Political party Term of office Election Head of State
2 KimIl1974.jpg Kim Il
김일
(1910–1984)
Workers' Party of Korea 28 December 1972 30 April 1976 5th SPA Kim Il Sung Portrait-2.jpg
Kim Il-sung
(1972-1994)
Workers' Party of Korea
3 Pak Sŏngch'ŏl, June 1973.jpg Pak Song-chol
박성철
(1913–2008)
Workers' Party of Korea 30 April 1976 15 December 1977
4 Li Jong-ok.jpg Ri Jong-ok
리종옥
(1916–1999)
Workers' Party of Korea 15 December 1977 6 April 1982 6th SPA
6 April 1982 25 January 1984 7th SPA
5 Emblem of North Korea.svg Kang Song-san
강성산
(1931–2007)
Workers' Party of Korea 25 January 1984 29 December 1986
6 Emblem of North Korea.svg Ri Kun-mo
리근모
(1926–2001)
Workers' Party of Korea 29 December 1986 12 December 1988 8th SPA
7 Emblem of North Korea.svg Yon Hyong-muk
연형묵
(1931–2005)
Workers' Party of Korea 12 December 1988 24 May 1990
24 May 1990 11 December 1992 9th SPA
(5) Emblem of North Korea.svg Kang Song-san
강성산
(1931–2007)
Workers' Party of Korea 11 December 1992 21 February 1997
Vacant
(1994-1998)
- Emblem of North Korea.svg Hong Song-nam
홍성남
(1929–2009)

Acting Premier of
the Administration Council

Workers' Party of Korea 21 February 1997 5 September 1998
Premier of the Cabinet of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

조선민주주의인민공화국 내각 총리

No. Premier Political party Term of office Election Head of State
8 Emblem of North Korea.svg Hong Song-nam
홍성남
(1929–2009)
Workers' Party of Korea 5 September 1998 3 September 2004 10th SPA Kim Yong-nam in Moscow.jpg
Kim Yong-nam
(1998-2019)
Workers' Party of Korea
9 Emblem of North Korea.svg Pak Pong-ju
박봉주
(born 1939)
Workers' Party of Korea 3 September 2004 11 April 2007 11th SPA
10 Emblem of North Korea.svg Kim Yong-il
김영일
(born 1944)
Workers' Party of Korea 11 April 2007 9 April 2009
9 April 2009 4 June 2010 12th SPA
11 Emblem of North Korea.svg Choe Yong-rim
최영림
(born 1930)
Workers' Party of Korea 4 June 2010 1 April 2013
(9)

Emblem of North Korea.svg

Pak Pong-ju
박봉주
(born 1939)
Workers' Party of Korea 1 April 2013 9 April 2014
9 April 2014 11 April 2019 13th SPA
12 Emblem of North Korea.svg Kim Jae-ryong
김재룡
Workers' Party of Korea 11 April 2019 Incumbent 14th SPA
Kim Jong-un
(since 2019)
Workers' Party of Korea

First Vice Premier[edit]

The First Vice Premier of the Cabinet is the designation for the most senior Vice Premier.

First Vice Premier of the Cabinet of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
조선민주주의인민공화국 내각 제1부수상
First Vice Premier Political party Term of office Premier
KimIl1974.jpg Kim Il
김일
(1910–1984)
Workers' Party of Korea March 1959 23 October 1962 Kim Il-sung
23 October 1962 16 December 1967
16 December 1967 28 December 1972
First Vice Premier of the Administration Council of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
조선민주주의인민공화국 정무원 제1부총리
First Vice Premier Political party Term of office Premier
Emblem of North Korea.svg Kang Song-san
강성산
(1931–2007)
Workers' Party of Korea 6 April 1982 25 January 1984 Ri Jong-ok
Emblem of North Korea.svg Choe Yong-rim
최영림
(born 1930)
Workers' Party of Korea February 1984 1 October 1985 Ri Jong-ok
Emblem of North Korea.svg Yon Hyong-muk
연형묵
(1931–2005)
Workers' Party of Korea October 1985 29 December 1986 Kang Song-san
29 December 1986 12 December 1988 Ri Kun-mo
Emblem of North Korea.svg Kim Yun-hyok
김윤혁
(1926-2006)
Workers' Party of Korea August 1986 29 December 1986 Kang Song-san
Emblem of North Korea.svg Hong Song-nam
홍성남
(1929–2009)
Workers' Party of Korea 29 December 1986 October 1987 Ri Kun-mo

Second Vice Premier[edit]

Second Vice Premier of the Cabinet of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
조선민주주의인민공화국 내각 제2부수상
Second Vice Premier Political party Position Term of office Premier
Pak Sŏngch'ŏl, June 1973.jpg Pak Song-chol
박성철
(1913–2008)
Workers' Party of Korea Minister of Internal Affairs 11 July 1970 28 December 1972 Kim Il-sung

Vice Premier of North Korea[edit]

The Premier is represented by a number of vice premiers,[3] who act as a high-ranking executive assistant to the Premier.

Vice Premier of the Cabinet of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
조선민주주의인민공화국 내각 부수상
Vice Premier Political party Position Term of office Premier
Pak Hon-yong12.jpg Pak Hon-yong
박헌영
(1900–1955)
Workers' Party of South Korea Minister of Foreign Affairs 9 September 1948 31 March 1953 Kim Il-sung
Workers' Party of Korea
1948.04.05 홍명희.jpg Hong Myong-hui
홍명희
(1888–1968)
Democratic Independent Party 9 September 1948 20 September 1957 Kim Il-sung
20 September 1957 23 October 1962
Kim Chaek.jpg Kim Chaek
김책
(1903-1951)
Workers' Party of North Korea Minister of Industry 9 September 1948 31 January 1951 Kim Il-sung
Workers' Party of Korea
Ho Ka-i.jpg Ho Ka-i
허가이
(1908-1953)
Workers' Party of North Korea Minister of Agriculture November 1951 2 July 1953 Kim Il-sung
Choi Chang-ik.jpg Choe Chang-ik
최창익
(1908-1953)
Workers' Party of Korea Minister of Finance
Minister of State Inspection
November 1952 September 1956 Kim Il-sung
Emblem of North Korea.svg Jong Jun-thaek
정준택
(1911–1973)
Workers' Party of Korea Chairman of the State Planning Commission 31 March 1953 20 September 1957 Kim Il-sung
20 September 1957 23 October 1962
Chairman of the State Planning Commission 23 October 1962 16 December 1967
16 December 1967 28 December 1972
Pak Chang-ok.jpg Pak Chang-ok
박창옥
(died 1960)
Workers' Party of Korea Chairman of the State Planning Commission 23 March 1954 September 1956 Kim Il-sung
KimIl1974.jpg Kim Il
김일
(1910–1984)
Workers' Party of Korea Minister of Agriculture 23 March 1954 20 September 1957 Kim Il-sung
20 September 1957 January 1959 Kim Il-sung
Emblem of North Korea.svg Pak Ui-wan
박의완
Workers' Party of Korea Minister of Light Industry 23 March 1954 20 September 1957 Kim Il-sung
Chairman of the State Construction Commission 20 September 1957 23 October 1962 Kim Il-sung
Emblem of North Korea.svg Jong Il-ryong
정일룡
(1912–1978)
Workers' Party of Korea Minister of Heavy Industry 23 March 1954 20 September 1957 Kim Il-sung
Minister of Machine Industry 20 September 1957 23 October 1962
Minister of Electrical and Coal Industries 23 October 1962 16 December 1967
Minister of Building Materials Industry 16 December 1967 28 December 1972
Nam il sg28917.jpg Nam Il
남일
(1915–1976)
Workers' Party of Korea Minister of Foreign Affairs 20 September 1957 23 October 1962 Kim Il-sung
Chairman of the State Construction Commission 23 October 1962 16 December 1967
16 December 1967 28 December 1972
Choe Yong-gon.jpg Choe Yong-gon
최용건
(1900–1976)
Workers' Party of Korea Minister of National Defense September 1956 20 September 1957 Kim Il-sung
Emblem of North Korea.svg Pak Su-wan
박수완
Workers' Party of Korea 16 October 1958 13 April 1961 Kim Il-sung
Pak Kum-chol.JPG Pak Kum-chol
박금철
(1911–1967)
Workers' Party of Korea September 1961 8 October 1962 Kim Il-sung
8 October 1962 April 1967
Li Jong-ok.jpg Ri Jong-ok
리종옥
(1916–1999)
Workers' Party of Korea Chairman of the State Planning Commission
Chairman of the Heavy Industry Commission
January 1960 23 October 1962 Kim Il-sung
Minister of Metallurgical and Chemical Industries 23 October 1962 16 December 1967
16 December 1967 28 December 1972
Emblem of North Korea.svg Kim Kwang-hyop
김광협
(1915-)
Workers' Party of Korea 23 October 1962 16 December 1967 Kim Il-sung
16 December 1967 11 July 1970
Emblem of North Korea.svg Kim Chang-man
김창만
(1907–1966)
Workers' Party of Korea 23 October 1962 May 1966 Kim Il-sung
Emblem of North Korea.svg Ri Ju-yon
리주연
(1904–1969)
Workers' Party of Korea 23 October 1962 16 December 1967 Kim Il-sung
16 December 1967 20 August 1969
Pak Sŏngch'ŏl, June 1973.jpg Pak Song-chol
박성철
(1913–2008)
Workers' Party of Korea Minister of Foreign Affairs 18 October 1966 16 December 1967 Kim Il-sung
Minister of Internal Affairs 16 December 1967 11 July 1970 Kim Il-sung
Emblem of North Korea.svg Kim Chang-bong
김창봉
(1919–)
Workers' Party of Korea Minister of National Defense 16 December 1967 December 1968 Kim Il-sung
Emblem of North Korea.svg Choe Yong-jin
최용진
(1911–1998)
Workers' Party of Korea 16 December 1967 28 December 1972 Kim Il-sung
Emblem of North Korea.svg Choe Jae-u
최재우
(1913-)
Workers' Party of Korea 16 December 1967 28 December 1972 Kim Il-sung
Emblem of North Korea.svg Kim Man-gum
김만금
(1912–1984)
Workers' Party of Korea Chairman of the Agricultural Commission 11 July 1970 28 December 1972 Kim Il-sung
Vice Premier of the Administration Council of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
조선민주주의인민공화국 정무원 부총리
Vice Premier Political party Position Term of office Premier
Nam il sg28917.jpg Nam Il
남일
(1915–1976)
Workers' Party of Korea Chairman of the Light Industry Commission 28 December 1972 7 March 1976 Kim Il
Emblem of North Korea.svg Jong Jun-thaek
정준택
(1911–1973)
Workers' Party of Korea 28 December 1972 11 January 1973 Kim Il
Emblem of North Korea.svg Pak Song-chol
박성철
(1913–2008)
Workers' Party of Korea Chairman of the People's Service Commission 28 December 1972 30 April 1976 Kim Il
Emblem of North Korea.svg Kim Man-gum
김만금
(1912–1984)
Workers' Party of Korea Chairman of the Agricultural Commission 28 December 1972 September 1973 Kim Il
Emblem of North Korea.svg Choe Jae-u
최재우
(1913-)
Workers' Party of Korea Chairman of the State Planning Commission 28 December 1972 11 December 1976 Kim Il
Pak Song-chol
Minister of Mining Industry 6 April 1982 29 December 1986 Ri Jong-ok
Kang Song-san
Emblem of North Korea.svg Hong Won-gil
홍원길
(died 1976)
Workers' Party of Korea Chairman of the Machine Industry Commission 28 December 1972 18 May 1976 Kim Il
Pak Song-chol
Emblem of North Korea.svg Ri Kun-mo
리근모
(1926-2001)
Workers' Party of Korea 28 December 1972 15 December 1977 Kim Il
Pak Song-chol
Minister of Mining Industry March 1981 6 April 1982 Ri Jong-ok
Emblem of North Korea.svg Hong Song-nam
홍성남
(1929-2009)
Workers' Party of Korea Chairman of the State Planning Commission September 1973 September 1975 Kim Il
Chairman of the State Planning Commission February 1986 29 December 1986 Kang Song-san
Chairman of the State Planning Commission October 1987 24 May 1990 Yon Hyong-muk
24 May 1990 21 February 1997 Yon Hyong-muk
Kang Song-san
Emblem of North Korea.svg Kim Yong-ju
김영주
(born 1920)
Workers' Party of Korea 14 February 1974 15 December 1977 Kim Il
Pak Song-chol
Emblem of North Korea.svg Kye Ung-thae
계응태
(1925-2006)
Workers' Party of Korea Minister of Trade 11 December 1976 15 December 1977 Kim Il
Pak Song-chol
15 December 1977 6 April 1982 Ri Jong-ok
6 April 1982 29 December 1986 Ri Jong-ok
Kang Song-san
Li Jong-ok.jpg Ri Jong-ok
리종옥
(1916–1999)
Workers' Party of Korea Chairman of the Heavy Industry Commission 11 December 1976 15 December 1977 Pak Song-chol
Emblem of North Korea.svg Kong Jin-thae
공진태
(1927-2009)
Workers' Party of Korea Minister of External Economic Relations
Chairman of the State Planning Committee
Minister of Trade
Chairman of the External Economic Relations Commission
26 June 1975 15 December 1977 Pak Song-chol
15 December 1977 6 April 1982 Ri Jong-ok
Chairman of the Trade Commission
Chairman of the People's Service Commission
6 April 1982 29 December 1986 Ri Jong-ok
Kang Song-san
Chairman of the People's Service Commission January 1994 5 September 1998 Kang Song-san
Hong Song-nam
Ho Dam.jpg Ho Dam
허담
(1929-1991)
Workers' Party of Korea Minister of Foreign Affairs 15 December 1977 6 April 1982 Ri Jong-ok
6 April 1982 28 December 1983
Emblem of North Korea.svg Jong Jun-gi
정준기
(1924-2007)
Workers' Party of Korea 15 December 1977 6 April 1982 Ri Jong-ok
Chairman of the Science Commission 6 April 1982 29 December 1986 Ri Jong-ok
Kang Song-san
29 December 1986 24 May 1990 Ri Kun-mo
Yon Hyong-muk
Emblem of North Korea.svg Kang Song-san
강성산
(1931-2007)
Workers' Party of Korea Minister of Railways 15 December 1977 6 April 1982 Ri Jong-ok
25 January 1984 29 December 1986 Kang Song-san
Emblem of North Korea.svg Ro Thae-sok
로태석
(1919-1979)
Workers' Party of Korea Chairman of the State Planning Commission August 1978 31 December 1979 Ri Jong-ok
Emblem of North Korea.svg Kang Hui-won
강희원
(1920-1994)
Workers' Party of Korea September 1978 6 April 1982 Ri Jong-ok
April 1989 24 May 1990 Yon Hyong-muk
24 May 1990 28 July 1994 Yon Hyong-muk
Kang Song-san
Emblem of North Korea.svg Kim Kyong-yon
김경연
(1925-)
Workers' Party of Korea Minister of Finance October 1980 6 April 1982 Ri Jong-ok
Emblem of North Korea.svg Hong Song-ryong
홍성룡
Workers' Party of Korea Chairman of the State Planning Commission September 1981 6 April 1982 Ri Jong-ok
6 April 1982 February 1986 Ri Jong-ok
Kang Song-san
September 1996 5 September 1998 Kang Song-san
Hong Song-nam
Emblem of North Korea.svg Kim Pok-sin
김복신
(1925-)
Workers' Party of Korea Chairperson of the Light Industry Commission December 1981 6 April 1982 Ri Jong-ok
6 April 1982 29 December 1986 Ri Jong-ok
Kang Song-san
Chairperson of the External Economic Relations Commission 29 December 1986 24 May 1990 Ri Kun-mo
Yon Hyong-muk
Chairperson of the Light Industry Commission 24 May 1990 5 September 1998 Yon Hyong-muk
Kang Song-san
Hong Song-nam
Emblem of North Korea.svg Choe Kwang
최광
(1918-1997)
Workers' Party of Korea Chairman of the Fisheries Commission March 1981 6 April 1982 Ri Jong-ok
6 April 1982 29 December 1986 Ri Jong-ok
Kang Song-san
29 December 1986 24 May 1990 Ri Kun-mo
Yon Hyong-muk
Emblem of North Korea.svg Kim Chang-ju
김창주
(1922-2003)
Workers' Party of Korea Chairman of the Agriculture Commission 6 April 1982 29 December 1986 Ri Jong-ok
Kang Song-san
29 December 1986 24 May 1990 Ri Kun-mo
Yon Hyong-muk
24 May 1990 5 September 1998 Yon Hyong-muk
Kang Song-san
Hong Song-nam
Kim Yong-nam in Moscow.jpg Kim Yong-nam
김영남
(born 1928)
Workers' Party of Korea Minister of Foreign Affairs December 1983 29 December 1986 Ri Jong-ok
Kang Song-san
29 December 1986 24 May 1990 Ri Kun-mo
Yon Hyong-muk
24 May 1990 5 September 1998 Yon Hyong-muk
Kang Song-san
Hong Song-nam
Emblem of North Korea.svg Kim Hwan
김환
(1929-)
Workers' Party of Korea Chairman of the Chemical and Light Industries Commission
Chairman of the Chemical Industry Commission
March 1987 24 May 1990 Ri Kun-mo
Yon Hyong-muk
Chairman of the Chemical Industry Commission December 1992 5 September 1998 Kang Song-san
Kang Song-san
Emblem of North Korea.svg An Sung-hak
안승학
(1922-)
Workers' Party of Korea Chairman of the Light Industry Commission 1 October 1985 29 December 1986 Kang Song-san
Emblem of North Korea.svg Kim Yun-hyok
김윤혁
(1926-2006)
Workers' Party of Korea Chairman of the Construction and Building Materials Commission 29 December 1986 24 May 1990 Ri Kun-mo
Yon Hyong-muk
24 May 1990 5 September 1998 Yon Hyong-muk
Kang Song-san
Hong Song-nam
Emblem of North Korea.svg Kim Tal-hyon
김달현
(born 1941)
Workers' Party of Korea Chairman of the External Economic Relations Commission
Minister of Trade
24 May 1990 5 September 1998 Yon Hyong-muk
Kang Song-san
Hong Song-nam
Emblem of North Korea.svg Jang Chol
장철
(1926-2003)
Workers' Party of Korea Minister of Culture and Art 24 May 1990 5 September 1998 Yon Hyong-muk
Kang Song-san
Hong Song-nam
Emblem of North Korea.svg Choe Yong-rim
최영림
(born 1930)
Workers' Party of Korea Chairman of the State Planning Commission
Chairman of the Metal Industry
24 May 1990 5 September 1998 Yon Hyong-muk
Kang Song-san
Hong Song-nam
Vice Premier of the Cabinet of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
조선민주주의인민공화국 내각 부총리
Vice Premier Political party Position Term of office Premier
Emblem of North Korea.svg Jo Chang-dok
조창덕
(born 1938)
Workers' Party of Korea 5 September 1998 3 September 2003 Hong Song-nam
Emblem of North Korea.svg Kwak Pom-gi
곽범기
(born 1939)
Workers' Party of Korea 5 September 1998 3 September 2003 Hong Song-nam
3 September 2003 9 April 2009 Pak Pong-ju
Kim Yong-il
9 April 2009 7 June 2010 Kim Yong-il
Emblem of North Korea.svg Sin Il-nam
신일남
Workers' Party of Korea 29 April 2002 3 September 2003 Hong Song-nam
Emblem of North Korea.svg Ro Tu-chol
로두철
(born 1950)
Workers' Party of Korea 3 September 2003 9 April 2009 Pak Pong-ju
Kim Yong-il
9 April 2009 9 April 2014 Kim Yong-il
Choe Yong-rim
Pak Pong-ju
Chairman of the State Planning Commission 9 April 2014 11 April 2019 Pak Pong-ju
11 April 2019 Incumbent Kim Jae-ryong
Emblem of North Korea.svg Jon Sung-hun
전승훈
(born 1951)
Workers' Party of Korea 3 September 2003 9 April 2009 Pak Pong-ju
Kim Yong-il
Minister of Metal Industry 18 August 2012 9 April 2014 Choe Yong-rim
Pak Pong-ju
Emblem of North Korea.svg Thae Jong-su
태종수
(born 1936)
Workers' Party of Korea 17 October 2007 9 April 2009 Kim Yong-il
9 April 2009 9 April 2014 Kim Yong-il
Choe Yong-rim
Pak Pong-ju
Emblem of North Korea.svg O Su-yong
오수용
(born 1947)
Workers' Party of Korea 9 April 2009 7 June 2010 Kim Yong-il
Emblem of North Korea.svg Jo Pyong-ju
조병주
(born 1942)
Workers' Party of Korea Minister of Machinery Industry 7 June 2010 9 April 2014 Choe Yong-rim
Pak Pong-ju
Emblem of North Korea.svg Jon Ha-chol
전하철
(born 1928)
Workers' Party of Korea 7 June 2010 June 2012 Choe Yong-rim
Emblem of North Korea.svg Ri Thae-nam
리태남
(born 1938)
Workers' Party of Korea 7 June 2010 7 April 2011 Choe Yong-rim
Emblem of North Korea.svg Han Kwang-bok
한광복
(born 1946)
Workers' Party of Korea Minister of Electronics Industry 7 June 2010 October 2012 Choe Yong-rim
Emblem of North Korea.svg Kim Rak-hui
김락희
(1933-2013)
Workers' Party of Korea 7 June 2010 2012 Choe Yong-rim
Emblem of North Korea.svg Kang Nung-su
강능수
(1930-2015)
Workers' Party of Korea 7 June 2010 9 April 2014 Choe Yong-rim
Pak Pong-ju
Kang Sok-ju.jpg Kang Sok-ju
강석주
(1939-2016)
Workers' Party of Korea 23 September 2010 9 April 2014 Choe Yong-rim
Pak Pong-ju
9 April 2014 20 May 2016
Emblem of North Korea.svg Ri Mu-yong
리무영
(born 1948)
Workers' Party of Korea Minister of Chemical Industry 31 May 2011 9 April 2014 Choe Yong-rim
Pak Pong-ju
9 April 2014 11 April 2019 Pak Pong-ju
Emblem of North Korea.svg Kim Yong-jin
김용진
(1953-2016)
Workers' Party of Korea Chairman of the Education Commission January 2012 9 April 2014 Choe Yong-rim
Pak Pong-ju
9 April 2014 2016
Emblem of North Korea.svg Ri Sung-ho
리승호
Workers' Party of Korea 13 April 2012 1 April 2013 Choe Yong-rim
Emblem of North Korea.svg Ri Chol-man
리철만
(born 1968)
Workers' Party of Korea Minister of Agriculture 13 April 2012 9 April 2014 Choe Yong-rim
Pak Pong-ju
9 April 2014 11 April 2019
Emblem of North Korea.svg Kim In-sik
김인식
(born 1948)
Workers' Party of Korea Chairman of the Capital Construction Commission 13 April 2012 9 April 2014 Choe Yong-rim
Pak Pong-ju
Emblem of North Korea.svg Im Chol-ung
임철웅
(born 1961)
Workers' Party of Korea 22 May 2014 11 April 2019 Pak Pong-ju
11 April 2019 Incumbent Kim Jae-ryong
Emblem of North Korea.svg Kim Tok-hun
김덕훈
(born 1961)
Workers' Party of Korea May 2014 11 April 2019 Pak Pong-ju
11 April 2019 Incumbent Kim Jae-ryong
Emblem of North Korea.svg Ri Ju-o
리주오
(born 1956)
Workers' Party of Korea 29 June 2016 11 April 2019 Pak Pong-ju
11 April 2019 Incumbent Kim Jae-ryong
Emblem of North Korea.svg Ri Ryong-nam
리룡남
(born 1960)
Workers' Party of Korea 29 June 2016 11 April 2019 Pak Pong-ju
11 April 2019 Incumbent Kim Jae-ryong
Emblem of North Korea.svg Ko In-ho
고인호
Workers' Party of Korea Minister of Agriculture 29 June 2016 11 April 2019 Pak Pong-ju
11 April 2019 Incumbent Kim Jae-ryong
Emblem of North Korea.svg Jo Kwang-ho
전광호
Workers' Party of Korea 17 January 2017 11 April 2019 Pak Pong-ju
11 April 2019 Incumbent Kim Jae-ryong
Emblem of North Korea.svg Tong Jong-ho
동정호
(born 1956)
Workers' Party of Korea 13 May 2017 11 April 2019 Pak Pong-ju
11 April 2019 Incumbent Kim Jae-ryong

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