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|Born||24 December (old style: 12 December) 1863
Vlaško Polje, Principality of Serbia
|Died||19 February 1940 (aged 76)
|Political party||Democratic Party|
Davidović was born in Vlaško Polje, a village in the Kosmaj Oblast. He graduated from the science and mathemathics department of the College of Arts and Sciences of the Grande école (Velika škola) in Belgrade.
In 1901, he became a member of the Serbian Parliament, and played a part in founding the Independent Radical Party, whose leader he became in 1912. Between 1914 and 1917, he was minister of education in the cabinet under Nikola Pašić, and in 1918 in the first Yugoslav government.
The next year, he became leader of another newly founded party, the Democratic Party. As such, he was prime minister in the coalition of Democrats and Socialists between 1919 and 1920. He briefly was prime minister again in July 1924 in a Coalition of Democrats, Slovene Clericals, and Bosnian Muslims, with support from the Croatian Peasant Party. After the 6 January 1929, military-monarchist coup he was one of the leaders of the so-called united opposition. He supported the restoration of parliamentarism in the country.
Davidović died in Belgrade in 1940.
- Spomenica: Ljubomira Davidovića, Belgrade, 1940.
- Adapted from Serbian Wikipedia:
- sr:Љубомир Давидовић
|Party political offices|
|First||Leader of the Democratic Party of Yugoslavia
1919 – 1940
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