Mika Špiljak

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Mika Špiljak
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6th President of Yugoslavia
In office
15 May 1983 – 15 May 1984
Prime Minister Milka Planinc
Preceded by Petar Stambolić
Succeeded by Veselin Đuranović
25th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia
In office
16 May 1967 – 18 May 1969
President Josip Broz Tito
Preceded by Petar Stambolić
Succeeded by Mitja Ribičič
4th Prime Minister of Croatia
In office
June 1963 – May 1967
President Jakov Blažević
Prime Minister Dragutin Haramija
Preceded by Zvonko Brkić
Succeeded by Savka Dabčević-Kučar
10th President of the League of Communists of Croatia
In office
1984–1986
President Jakša Petrić
Pero Car
Ema Derossi-Bjelajac
Prime Minister Ante Marković
Ema Derossi-Bjelajac
Preceded by Josip Vrhovec
Succeeded by Stanko Stojčević
32nd Mayor of Zagreb
In office
1945–1949
Preceded by Eugen Starešinić
Succeeded by Milivoj Rukavina
Personal details
Born (1916-11-28)28 November 1916
Odra Sisačka (part of Sisak), Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia, Austria-Hungary
Died 18 May 2007(2007-05-18) (aged 90)
Zagreb, Croatia
Nationality Croatian
Political party League of Communists of Yugoslavia (SKJ)

Mika Špiljak (Serbo-Croatian pronunciation: [mîka ʃpîʎak] or [-ʃpîʎaːk]; 28 November 1916 – 18 May 2007) was a Croatian politician in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

He was born in Odra Sisačka (part of Sisak), in the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia (present-day Croatia). His father Dragutin was a railway worker. Špiljak began working at the age of 16. He joined the Communist Party in 1938 and fought with Partisans during World War II.

From 1945 to 1949, he was the mayor of Zagreb.

In 1963, Špiljak was appointed the Chairman of the Executive Council of Croatia and served until his 1967 appointment as the President of the Federal Executive Council, Yugoslavia's Prime Minister. He served in that capacity until 1969.

Špiljak then served as Chairman of the Collective Presidency of Yugoslavia from 1983 until 1984. He was subsequently appointed as the Secretary of the Central Committee of the League of Communists of Croatia from 1984 until 1986.

He died in 2007 at the age of 90. [1] He was cremated in Zagreb.[2]

In the 2000s (decade), German courts linked Špiljak to the assassination of Croatian emigrant Stjepan Đureković in 1983.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Petar Stambolić
President of the Presidency of Yugoslavia
15 May 1983 – 15 May 1984
Succeeded by
Veselin Đuranović
Preceded by
Petar Stambolić
Prime Minister of Yugoslavia
16 May 1967 – 18 May 1969
Succeeded by
Mitja Ribičič
Preceded by
Zvonko Brkić
Prime Minister of Croatia
June 1963 – May 1967
Succeeded by
Savka Dabčević-Kučar
Preceded by
Eugen Starešinić
Mayor of Zagreb
1945–1949
Succeeded by
Milivoj Rukavina
Party political offices
Preceded by
Josip Vrhovec
President of the Presidency of the Central Committee of the
League of Communists of Croatia

1984 – 1986
Succeeded by
Stanko Stojčević