Cvijetin Mijatović

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Cvijetin Mijatović
Cvijetin Mijatović.jpg
Mijatović in 1967 upon meeting Nicolae Ceaușescu
3rd President of the Presidency of Yugoslavia
In office
15 May 1980 – 15 May 1981
Prime MinisterVeselin Đuranović
Preceded byLazar Koliševski
Succeeded bySergej Kraigher
2nd Chairman of the League of Communists of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Preceded byĐuro Pucar
Succeeded byBranko Mikulić
Personal details
Born(1913-01-08)8 January 1913
Lopare, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria-Hungary
Died15 November 1993(1993-11-15) (aged 80)
Belgrade, FR Yugoslavia
NationalityYugoslavia (Yugoslav)
Political partyLeague of Communists of Yugoslavia (SKJ)

Cvijetin "Majo" Mijatović (Serbian Cyrillic: Цвијетин Мајо Мијатовић; 8 January 1913 – 15 November 1993) was a Yugoslav communist politician who once served as Chairman of the Collective Presidency of Yugoslavia.

Mijatović was born in Lopare, at the time in Austria-Hungary. In 1933, he became a member of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (KPJ). Between 1934 and 1941 (except in 1938-1939 when he fulfilled Party duties in Bosnia and Herzegovina) he was a member of the University Committee of KPJ, instructor of the Regional Committee of KPJ for Serbia, and member of the city committee of KPJ for Belgrade.[1]

After Yugoslavia was invaded in 1941, he participated in organizing armed battles in east Bosnia. He was a member of ZAVNOBiH since founding and AVNOJ since the second council.[1]

After the liberation, he was Organisational Secretary of Communist League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, director of the High political school in Belgrade, chief editor of the newspaper "Komunist", ambassador of Yugoslavia to the USSR, member of the Central Committee of Communist League of Yugoslavia Bosnia and Herzegovina, secretary and the president of the Central Committee of Communist League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, member of the Presidency of Communist League of Yugoslavia and Chairman of the Presidency of Yugoslavia.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Cvijetin's first wife, the actress Sibina (née Bogunović) [sr], died in a traffic collision on 22 June 1970. In 1973, he remarried, this time to actress Mira Stupica. From his first marriage, he had two daughters: Mirjana "Mira" [sr] (1961–1991) and Maja (1966–1991). Mira Mijatović was a singer and a member of the new wave band VIA Talas.[2] Maja Mijatović was an actress and television personality, best known for hosting Nedeljno popodne on TV Sarajevo.

Both Mira and Maja died in 1991 in the span of a few months from AIDS brought on by heroin usage.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mala Prosvetina Enciklopedija, page 662[full citation needed]
  2. ^ Marković, Dubravka (3 October 2008). "Moja anđeoska generacija". Standard. Archived from the original on 30 April 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
Political offices
Preceded by
Lazar Koliševski
President of the Presidency of SFR Yugoslavia
15 May 1980 – 15 May 1981
Succeeded by
Sergej Kraigher
Party political offices
Preceded by
Đuro Pucar
Chairman of the Central Committee of the League of Communists of Bosnia and Herzegovina
1965 – 1969
Succeeded by
Branko Mikulić