Workers' Party of Korea
The Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) is a political Communist party in North Korea which was founded in 1949. There are two other political parties in the country, the Korean Social Democratic Party and the Chondoist Chongu Party, both of which are supportive of the Workers` Party of Korea. The WPK is not a Marxist-Leninist party, but instead supports the Juche ideology (a derivative of Communism) of the former dictator Kim Il-sung. The son of Kim Il-Sung, Kim Jong-Il was from 1994 to his death in 2011 the authoritarian leader of North Korea. Now his son Kim Jong-un rules the country.