Velimir Vukićević

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Velimir Vukićević
Velimir Vukicevic facingleft.jpg
9th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia
In office
17 April 1927 – 28 July 1928
Monarch Alexander I
Preceded by Nikola Uzunović
Succeeded by Anton Korošec
Personal details
Born 11 July 1871
Oparić, Principality of Serbia
Died 27 November 1930
Belgrade, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Citizenship Yugoslav
Political party People's Radical Party
Religion Christian Orthodox

Velimir Vukićević (11 July 1871 – 27 November 1930) was a Serbian Yugoslav politician. He served as Prime Minister of Yugoslavia from April 17, 1927 until July 28, 1928.

Velimir Vukićević was a middle school teacher by profession. Elected to Serbian National Assembly. He was a minister in several of the governments of Nikola Pašić but as one of the chief "Palace Radicals" his role was help Alexander, the king, to clip Pašić's wings.[1]

His term was marked by an exceptional lack of ethnic tension in Croatia but as the cause was the political alliance of the leading Croat politician Stjepan Radić and the leading Croatian Serb politician Svetozar Pribićević in a united opposition to the government, this was a very unwelcome development for the government. Vukićević put pressure on papers dependent on government subsidy to launch a violent campaign against the opposition.[2] Vukicevic resigned shortly after violence among members of Parliament in which three Croatian members of Parliament were killed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atentat na Stjepana Radića Žvonomir Kulunžić p261
  2. ^ Atentat na Stjepana Radića Žvonomir Kulunžić pp261-5
Political offices
Preceded by
Nikola Uzunović
Prime Minister of Yugoslavia
1927–1928
Succeeded by
Anton Korošec