Kim Il-sung: “On the Establishment of the Workers’ Party of North Korea”(1946)
The foundation of the Workers’ Party representing and defending the interests of the labouring masses of Korea through the merger of the Communist Party and the New Democratic Party is the greatest event in the political life of our people at the present time. This great event has aroused profound social interest and focused the attention of the entire people.
We have triumphantly completed the foundation of a unified Party of the labouring masses in North Korea.
In South Korea, however, the activities of those people who are sincerely striving for the merger of the Parties, are obstructed and the merger has not yet taken place owing to the divisive activities of those who are opposed to the merger and unity. The divisive activities of those who are against the merger are supported by the reactionary right-wing camp.
As was expected, the reactionary forces have come all out to frustrate the merger of the democratic political parties of the working people. U.S....
Kim Il Sung. Kim Il Sung: Selected Works. vol. 1. Pyongyang, Korea: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1971.
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