List of members of the Presidency of Yugoslavia

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This article lists the members of the Presidency of Yugoslavia, the collective head of state of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1971 until the country's dissolution in 1991/92.

Formed by the 1971 amendments to the 1963 Yugoslav Constitution, the Presidency of Yugoslavia originally had 23 members – three from each republic, two from each autonomous province and President of the Republic Josip Broz Tito.[1][2] The 1974 Yugoslav Constitution reorganized the Presidency, reducing it to 9 members – one from each republic and autonomous province and, until 1988, President of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia ex officio.[3] The 1974 Constitution provided for the office of President of the Presidency, but only coming into effect with the disestablishment of the office of President of the Republic.[4] A separate article affirmed Josip Broz Tito with an unlimited mandate which ensured the new President of the Presidency would not come into effect until after his death, which occurred on 4 May 1980.[5]

List[edit]

SR Bosnia and Herzegovina members[edit]

  League of Communists of Yugoslavia

No. Member of the Presidency Lifespan Term of office Party Notes
NA No image.png Hamdija Pozderac 1924–1988 30 June
1971
15 May
1974
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
Ratomir Dugonjić Ratomir Dugonjić 1916–1987 30 June
1971
15 May
1974
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
No image.png Augustin Papić 1917–2002 30 June
1971
15 May
1974
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
1 Cvijetin Mijatović Cvijetin Mijatović 1913–1993 15 May
1974
15 May
1984
League of Communists of Yugoslavia President of the Presidency: 15 May 1980 – 15 May 1981.
2 Branko Mikulić Branko Mikulić 1928–1994 15 May
1984
15 May
1986
League of Communists of Yugoslavia Left the Presidency to accept role of President of the Federal Executive Council.
3 No image.png Hamdija Pozderac 1924–1988 15 May
1986
15 September
1987
League of Communists of Yugoslavia Resigned due to accusation of participation in the Agrokomerc scandal.
N/A Mato Andrić Mato Andrić 1928– 15 September
1987
31 December
1987
League of Communists of Yugoslavia Acting member of the Presidency as President of the Presidency of SR Bosnia and Herzegovina.
4 Raif Dizdarević Raif Dizdarević 1926– 31 December
1987
15 May
1989
League of Communists of Yugoslavia President of the Presidency: 15 May 1988 – 15 May 1989.
5 No image.png Bogić Bogićević 1953– 15 May
1989
27 April
1992
League of Communists of Yugoslavia

SR Croatia members[edit]

  League of Communists of Yugoslavia   Croatian Democratic Union

No. Member of the Presidency Lifespan Term of office Party Notes
NA Jakov Blažević Jakov Blažević 1912–1996 30 June
1971
15 May
1974
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
No image.png Đuro Kladarin 1915–1996 30 June
1971
15 May
1974
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
Miko Tripalo Miko Tripalo 1926–1995 30 June
1971
December
1971
League of Communists of Yugoslavia Removed from his position by decision of the 21st meeting of the Presidency of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia due to his role in the Croatian Spring.
Milan Mišković Milan Mišković 1918–1978 December
1971
15 May
1974
League of Communists of Yugoslavia Replaced Miko Tripalo after his removal from politics.
1 Vladimir Bakarić Vladimir Bakarić 1912–1983 15 May
1974
16 January
1983
League of Communists of Yugoslavia Died in office.
2 Mika Špiljak Mika Špiljak 1916–2007 January
1983
15 May
1984
League of Communists of Yugoslavia President of the Presidency: 15 May 1983 – 15 May 1984
3 Josip Vrhovec Josip Vrhovec 1926–2006 15 May
1984
15 May
1989
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
4 Stipe Šuvar Stipe Šuvar 1936–2004 15 May
1989
19 October
1990
League of Communists of Yugoslavia Also served as member of the presidency ex officio 30 June 1988 – 25 November 1988 as President of the Presidency of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia.

He was recalled by Parliament after the first multi-party elections in 1990.
5 Stjepan Mesić Stipe Mesić 1934– 19 October
1990
5 December
1991
Croatian Democratic Union President of the Presidency: 30 June 1991 – 5 December 1991

SR Serbia members[edit]

  League of Communists of Yugoslavia   Socialist Party of Serbia

No. Member of the Presidency Lifespan Term of office Party Notes
NA No image.png Dragoslav Marković 1920–2005 30 June
1971
15 May
1974
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
No image.png Dobrivoje Vidić 1918–1992 30 June
1971
15 May
1974
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
Koča Popović Koča Popović 1908–1992 30 June
1971

1972
League of Communists of Yugoslavia Resigned out of solidarity with cadres removed in the Purge of liberals in Serbia.
No image.png Dragi Stamenković 1920–2004
1972
15 May
1974
League of Communists of Yugoslavia Replaced Koča Popović after his withdrawal from politics.
1 Petar Stambolić Petar Stambolić 1912–2007 15 May
1974
15 May
1984
League of Communists of Yugoslavia President of the Presidency: 15 May 1982 – 15 May 1983
2 Nikola Ljubičić Nikola Ljubičić 1916–2005 15 May
1984
15 May
1989
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
4 Borisav Jović Borisav Jović 1928– 15 May
1989
27 April
1992
League of Communists of Yugoslavia (until January 1990) President of the Presidency: 15 May 1990 – 15 May 1991
Socialist Party of Serbia
(from January 1990)

SR Slovenia members[edit]

  League of Communists of Yugoslavia   Liberal Democracy of Slovenia

No. Member of the Presidency Lifespan Term of office Party Notes
NA Sergej Kraigher Sergej Kraigher 1914–2001 30 June
1971
15 May
1974
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
Marko Bulc Marko Bulc 1926– 30 June
1971
15 May
1974
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
Mitja Ribičič Mitja Ribičič 1919–2013 30 June
1971
15 May
1974
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
1 Edvard Kardelj Edvard Kardelj 1910–1979 15 May
1974
10 February
1979
League of Communists of Yugoslavia Died in office.
2 Sergej Kraigher Sergej Kraigher 1914–2001 February
1979
15 May
1984
League of Communists of Yugoslavia President of the Presidency: 15 May 1981 – 15 May 1982
3 Stane Dolanc Stane Dolanc 1925–1999 15 May
1984
15 May
1989
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
4 Janez Drnovšek Janez Drnovšek 1950–2008 15 May
1989
25 June
1991
League of Communists of Yugoslavia (until February 1990) President of the Presidency: 15 May 1989 – 15 May 1990
Liberal Democracy of Slovenia
(from February 1990)

SR Macedonia members[edit]

  League of Communists of Yugoslavia

No. Member of the Presidency Lifespan Term of office Party Notes
NA No image.png Nikola Minčev 1915–1997 30 June
1971
15 May
1974
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
Krste Crvenkovski Krste Crvenkovski 1921–2001 30 June
1971
15 May
1974
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
Kiro Gligorov Kiro Gligorov 1917–2012 30 June
1971

1972
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
Lazar Koliševski Lazar Koliševski 1914–2000
1972
15 May
1974
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
1 Lazar Koliševski Lazar Koliševski 1914–2000 15 May
1974
15 May
1984
League of Communists of Yugoslavia President of the Presidency: 4 May 1980 – 15 May 1980
2 No image.png Lazar Mojsov 1920–2011 15 May
1984
15 May
1989
League of Communists of Yugoslavia President of the Presidency: 15 May 1987 – 15 May 1988
3 Vasil Tupurkovski Vasil Tupurkovski 1951– 15 May
1989
8 September
1991
League of Communists of Yugoslavia

SR Montenegro members[edit]

  League of Communists of Yugoslavia   Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro

No. Member of the Presidency Lifespan Term of office Party Notes
NA Vidoje Žarković Vidoje Žarković 1927–2000 30 June
1971
15 May
1974
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
Veljko Mićunović Veljko Mićunović 1916–1982 30 June
1971
15 May
1974
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
Dobroslav Ćulafić Dobroslav Ćulafić 1926–2011 30 June
1971
15 May
1974
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
1 Vidoje Žarković Vidoje Žarković 1927–2000 15 May
1974
15 May
1984
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
2 Veselin Đuranović Veselin Đuranović 1925–1997 15 May
1984
15 May
1989
League of Communists of Yugoslavia President of the Presidency: 15 May 1984 – 15 May 1985
3 No image.png Nenad Bućin 1935–2013 15 May
1989
16 March
1991
League of Communists of Yugoslavia Resigned.
4 Branko Kostić Branko Kostić 1939– 16 March
1991
27 April
1992
Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro

SAP Vojvodina members[edit]

  League of Communists of Yugoslavia   Socialist Party of Serbia

No. Member of the Presidency Lifespan Term of office Party Notes
NA No image.png Ilija Rajačić 1923–2005 30 June
1971

1973
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
No image.png Sreten Kovačević 1920–
1973
15 May
1974
League of Communists of Yugoslavia Replaced Ilija Rajačić.
No image.png Maćaš Keleman 30 June
1971

1973
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
No image.png Ida Szabo 1915–
1973
15 May
1974
League of Communists of Yugoslavia Replaced Maćaš Keleman.
1 Stevan Doronjski Stevan Doronjski 1918–1981 15 May
1974
14 August
1981
League of Communists of Yugoslavia Died in office.
2 Radovan Vlajković Radovan Vlajković 1922–2001 August
1981
15 May
1989
League of Communists of Yugoslavia President of the Presidency: 15 May 1985 – 15 May 1986
3 Dragutin Zelenović Dragutin Zelenović 1928– 15 May
1989
December
1990
League of Communists of Yugoslavia Left the Presidency to accept role of Prime Minister of Serbia.
4 No image.png Jugoslav Kostić 1939– December
1990
27 April
1992
Socialist Party of Serbia

SAP Kosovo members[edit]

  League of Communists of Yugoslavia   Socialist Party of Serbia

No. Member of the Presidency Lifespan Term of office Party Notes
NA Ilaz Kurteshi Ilaz Kurteshi 1927– 30 June
1971
15 May
1974
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
No image.png Velli Deva 1923– 30 June
1971
15 May
1974
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
1 Fadil Hoxha Fadil Hoxha 1916–2001 15 May
1974
15 May
1984
League of Communists of Yugoslavia
2 No image.png Sinan Hasani 1922–2010 15 May
1984
15 May
1989
League of Communists of Yugoslavia President of the Presidency: 15 May 1986 – 15 May 1987
3 No image.png Riza Sapunxhiu 1925–2008 15 May
1989
21 March
1991
League of Communists of Yugoslavia He was recalled by Serbian Parliament.
4 No image.png Sejdo Bajramović 1927–1993 21 March
1991
27 April
1992
Socialist Party of Serbia

Presidents of the LCY (ex officio)[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Službeni list Socijalističke Federativne Republike Jugoslavije". XXVII (29). Belgrade. 8 July 1971.
  2. ^ Slobodan Stankovic (1984): Yugoslavia's New State Presidency Archived 2011-08-17 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Službeni list Socijalističke Federativne Republike Jugoslavije". XXX (9). Belgrade. 21 February 1974.
  4. ^ "Službeni list Socijalističke Federativne Republike Jugoslavije". XXX (9). Belgrade. 21 February 1974.
  5. ^ "Službeni list Socijalističke Federativne Republike Jugoslavije". XXX (9). Belgrade. 21 February 1974.