1978 Yugoslavian parliamentary election
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
|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
|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.
|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
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