President of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia

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President of the Presidency of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia
Emblem of the SKJ.svg
Residence No official residence
Seat Ušće Tower, Belgrade, SR Serbia (1964–1990)
Appointer Central Committee
Precursor Collective leadership (1919–1934)
Formation December 1934
First holder Milan Gorkić (as Political Secretary of the Central Committee)
Final holder Milan Pančevski (as President of the Presidium)
Abolished 30 June 1990

The President of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia, formerly the General Secretary of the Central Committee, was the head of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia Central Committee. As the leader of the Central Committee, the President was the leader of Yugoslavia. The longest serving officeholder was Josip Broz Tito, serving from 1939 to his death in 1980.

Collective leadership (1919–1934)[edit]

Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Central Committee
(Term)
Portrait
Political Secretaries (1919–1920)
Filip Filipović
(1878–1938)
April 1919 June 1920 1st
(1919–1920)
Filip Filipović
Živko Topalović
(1886–1972)
April 1919 June 1920 1st
(1919–1920)
Organizational Secretary (1919–1920)
Vladimir Ćopić
(1891–1939)
April 1919 June 1920 1st
(1919–1920)
Vladimir Ćopić
Presidents of the Central Party Committee (1920–1921)
Pavle Pavlović
(1888–1971)
June 1920 August 1921 2nd
(1920–1926)
Jakov Lastrić
(?)
June 1920 August 1921 2nd
(1920–1926)
Political Secretaries (1920–1921)
Filip Filipović
(1878–1938)
June 1920 August 1921 2nd
(1920–1926)
Filip Filipović
Sima Marković
(1888–1939)
June 1920 August 1921 2nd
(1920–1926)
Sima Marković
Organizational Secretary (1920–1921)
Vladimir Ćopić
(1891–1939)
June 1920 August 1921 2nd
(1920–1926)
Vladimir Ćopić
After being banned in 1921, the Alternative Central Party Leadership, formed in June 1921, assumed leadership of the Communist Party:
Alternative Central Party Leadership (1921–1922)
Kosta Novakovć
(1886–1939)
August 1921 July 1922 2nd
(1920–1926)
Kosta Novaković
Triša Kaclerović
(1879–1964)
August 1921 July 1922 2nd
(1920–1926)
Triša Kaclerović
Moša Pijade
(1890–1957)
August 1921 July 1922 2nd
(1920–1926)
Moša Pijade
A split in the leadership led to the formation of the Executive Committee of the Communist Party in Emigration in opposition to the leadership:
Executive Committee of the Communist Party in Emigration (1921–1922)
Sima Marković
(1888–1939)
September 1921 July 1922
Sima Marković
The factions were reunited at the First State Conference held in Vienna, Austria in July 1922.
Secretaries (1922–1926)
Sima Marković
(1888–1939)
July 1922 May 1923 2nd
(1920–1926)
Sima Marković
Triša Kaclerović
(1879–1964)
May 1923 May 1926 2nd
(1920–1926)
Triša Kaclerović
Political Secretary (1926–1928)
Sima Marković
(1888–1939)
May 1926 April 1928 3rd
(1926–1928)
Sima Marković
Organizational Secretary (1926–1928)
Radomir Vujović
(1895–1938)
May 1926 April 1928 3rd
(1926–1928)
The Central Committee was deposed in April 1928 by the Comintern and replaced by a temporary leadership:
Temporary Leadership (1928)
Đuro Đaković
(1886–1929)
April 1928 November 1928
Đuro Đaković
Political Secretary (1928 – before 1934)
Jovan Mališić
(1902–1939)
November 1928 before 1934 4th
(1928–1934)
Jovan Mališić
Organizational Secretary (1928–1929)
Đuro Đaković
(1886–1929)
November 1928 25 April 1929 4th
(1928–1934)
Đuro Đaković
Since 1930 the party leadership was in exile in Vienna, Austria with no contact to the country until 1934.

Officeholders (1934–1990)[edit]

Political Secretary of the Central Committee (1934–1936)[edit]


[note 1]
Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Central Committee
(Term)
Portrait
1 Milan Gorkić
(1904–1937)
December 1934 November 1936 4th
(1934–1940)
Milan Gorkić

General Secretary of the Central Committee (1936–1964)[edit]


[note 1]
Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Central Committee
(Term)
Portrait
1 Milan Gorkić
(1904–1937)
November 1936 23 October 1937 4th
(1934–1940)
Milan Gorkić
2 Josip Broz Tito
(1892–1980)
March 1939 13 August 1964 4th7th
(1934–1964)
Josip Broz Tito

President of the Presidium (1964–1990)[edit]


[note 1]
Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Central Committee
(Term)
Represented Portrait
1 Josip Broz Tito
(1892–1980)
13 August 1964 4 May 1980 8th11th
(1964–1982)
Josip Broz Tito
2 Stevan Doronjski
(1919–1981)
4 May 1980 20 October 1980 11th
(1978–1982)
LC Vojvodina Stevan Doronjski
3 Lazar Mojsov
(1920–2011)
20 October 1980 20 October 1981 11th
(1978–1982)
LC Macedonia
4 Dušan Dragosavac
(1919–2014)
20 October 1981 29 June 1982 11th
(1978–1982)
LC Croatia
5 Mitja Ribičič
(1919–2013)
29 June 1982 30 June 1983 12th
(1982–1986)
LC Slovenia Mitja Ribičič
6 Dragoslav Marković
(1920–2005)
30 June 1983 26 June 1984 12th
(1982–1986)
LC Serbia
7 Ali Shukriu
(1919–2005)
26 June 1984 25 June 1985 12th
(1982–1986)
LC Kosovo
8 Vidoje Žarković
(1927–2000)
25 June 1985 28 June 1986 12th
(1982–1986)
LC Montenegro
9 Milanko Renovica
(1928–2013)
28 June 1986 30 June 1987 13th
(1986–1990)
LC Bosnia and Herzegovina
10 Boško Krunić
(1929–2017)
30 June 1987 30 June 1988 13th
(1986–1990)
LC Vojvodina
11 Stipe Šuvar
(1936–2004)
30 June 1988 17 May 1989 13th
(1986–1990)
LC Croatia
12 Milan Pančevski
(born 1935)
17 May 1989 30 June 1990 13th
(1986–1990)
LC Macedonia

See also[edit]

Note[edit]

  1. ^ a b c These numbers are not official.

References[edit]