1978 Yugoslavian parliamentary election

Parliamentary elections were held in Yugoslavia between 10 March and 10 May 1978 through a complicated delegate system which selected delegates to local, republic, and federal assemblies.[1]

BackgroundEdit

The elections were the second held under the new constitution adopted on 31 January 1974. It provided for a bicameral Federal Assembly with a 220-member Federal Chamber and an 88-member Chamber of Republics and Provinces.[1]

Electoral systemEdit

The members of the Federal Chamber represented three groups; self-managing organisations, communities and socio-political organisations. Thirty members were elected from each of the six republics and 20 from the two autonomous provinces, Kosovo and Vojvodina.[1]

In March, voters elected representatives of basic labour organisations. These in turn elected the Communal Assemblies in early April. The Communal Assemblies then elected the members of the Federal Chamber.[1]

The members of the Chamber of Republics were elected by the Assemblies of the six republics and provinces, with each republic electing 12 members and Kosovo and Vojvodina electing eight each. Members were elected in a period ending on 10 May.[1]

Republic and provincial assemblies convened, AprilEdit

In April and May inaugural sessions of all three chambers of the republics' and provinces' assemblies convened for the first time and elected the presidents of all their bodies.

Republic President of the
Assembly
Party
SR Bosnia and Herzegovina Niko Mihaljević SKJ
SR Croatia Jure Bilić SKJ
SR Macedonia Blagoja Taleski SKJ
SR Montenegro Budislav Šoškić SKJ
SR Serbia Dušan Čkrebić SKJ
SR Slovenia Milan Kučan SKJ
SAP Vojvodina Vilmoš Molnar SKJ

Republic Presidencies and Executive Councils, AprilEdit

Republic President of the
Presidency
Took office Party President of Executive Council Took office Party
SR Bosnia and Herzegovina Raif Dizdarević April 1978 SKJ Milanko Renovica April 1978 SKJ
SR Croatia Jakov Blažević May 1978 SKJ Petar Fleković 9 May 1978 SKJ
SR Macedonia Vidoe Smilevski May 1978 SKJ Blagoj Popov April 1978 SKJ
SR Montenegro Veljko Milatović April 1978 SKJ Momčilo Cemović 28 April 1978 SKJ
SR Serbia Dobrivoje Vidić 5 May 1978 SKJ Ivan Stambolić 6 May 1978 SKJ
SR Slovenia Sergej Kraigher May 1978 SKJ Anton Vratuša April 1978 SKJ

Assembly convened, 15 MayEdit

On 15 May a joint session of both chambers of the Assembly convened for the first time and elected the presidents of all the bodies.

Role Official Took office Party Representing
President of the Assembly Dragoslav Marković 15 May 1978 SKJ SR Serbia
Vice President of the Assembly Kiro Hadži-Vasilev 15 May 1978 SKJ SR Macedonia
Vice President of the Assembly Sinan Hasani 15 May 1978 SKJ SAP Kosovo
Vice President of the Assembly Rudi Kolak 15 May 1978 SKJ SR Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vice President of the Assembly Sreten Kovačević 15 May 1978 SKJ SAP Vojvodina
Vice President of the Assembly Ivan Kukoč 15 May 1978 SKJ SR Croatia
President of the Federal Council Dobroslav Ćulafić 15 May 1974 SKJ SR Montenegro
President of the Council of Republics and Provinces Zoran Polič 15 May 1978 SKJ SR Slovenia

Federal Executive Council elected, 17 MayEdit

On 16 May a new Federal Executive Council was elected with Veselin Đuranović serving as its President.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Yugoslavia IPU