Sergej Kraigher

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Sergej Kraigher
Sergej Kraigher 1969.jpg
4th President of the Presidency of Yugoslavia
In office
15 May 1981 – 15 May 1982
Prime Minister Veselin Đuranović
Preceded by Cvijetin Mijatović
Succeeded by Petar Stambolić
6th President of the People's Assembly of SR Slovenia
In office
1967–1973
Prime Minister Janko Smole
Stane Kavčić
Andrej Marinc
Preceded by Ivan Maček
Succeeded by Tone Kropušek
9th President of the Presidency of SR Slovenia
In office
May 1974 – May 1979
Prime Minister Andrej Marinc
Antun Vratuša
Preceded by Marjan Brecelj (as President of the People's Assembly of SR Slovenia)
Succeeded by Viktor Avbelj
Personal details
Born (1914-05-30)30 May 1914
Adelsberg, Austria-Hungary
Died 17 January 2001(2001-01-17) (aged 86)
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Nationality Yugoslavia (Yugoslav)
Political party League of Communists of Yugoslavia (SKJ)
Religion None (Atheist)

Sergej Kraigher (30 May 1914 – 17 January 2001) was a Yugoslav Communist politician from Slovenia who served as the President of the Presidency of Yugoslavia from 1981 to 1982.

Kraigher was born in Postojna, Austria-Hungary (now in Slovenia). His uncle, Lojz Kraigher, was a prominent writer and left wing activist; his cousin, Boris Kraigher, also became an influential Communist politician. Sergej rose through the ranks of the Communist Party of Slovenia in the 1940s. He fought in the partisan resistance. He became chairman of the People's Assembly of Slovenia in 1967. He held that position until 1973, and then served as President of the Presidency of Slovenia from 1974 to 1981. Following the death of Josip Broz Tito, Kraigher became the Slovenian member of the collective presidency of Yugoslavia and served as President of Yugoslavia from 1981 to 1982. Kraigher is also known as the chairman of Kraigher Commission which was set up by the government of Yugoslavia to advise and give proposals in solving the Yugoslavian economic crisis which started to develop in the early to mid-1980s. The commission report was the basis of a reform package that was to be implemented by the Milka Planinc cabinet but it never happened.

He died in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Political offices
Preceded by
Cvijetin Mijatović
President of the Presidency of SFR Yugoslavia
15 May 1981–15 May 1982
Succeeded by
Petar Stambolić
Preceded by
Ivan Maček
President of the People's Assembly of SR Slovenia
1967 – 1973
Succeeded by
Tone Kropušek
Preceded by
Marjan Brecelj
as President of the People's Assembly of SR Slovenia
President of the Presidency of SR Slovenia
May 1974 – May 1979
Succeeded by
Viktor Avbelj