Yugoslavian parliamentary election, 1974
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- 1 Background
- 2 Electoral system
- 2.1 Communal assemblies, April
- 2.2 Republic and provincial assemblies convened, April
- 2.3 Republic Presidencies and Executive Councils, April
- 2.4 Council of Republics and Provinces elected by 10 May
- 2.5 Assembly convened, 15 May
- 2.6 President and Presidency, 16 May
- 2.7 Federal Executive Council elected, 17 May
- 3 References
The elections were the first held under the new constitution adopted on 31 January 1974. It provided for a bicameral Parliament with a 220-member Federal Chamber and an 88-member Chamber of Republics and Provinces.
The members of the Federal Chamber represented three groups; self-managing organisations, communities and socio-political organisations. Thirty members were elected from each of the six republics and 20 from the two autonomous provinces, Kosovo and Vojvodina.
In late March, voters elected representatives of basic labour organisations. These in turn elected the Communal Assemblies in early April. The Communal Assemblies then elected the members of the Federal Chamber between 22 and 29 April.
The members of the Chamber of Republics were elected by the Assemblies of the six republics and provinces, with each republic electing 12 members and Kosovo and Vojvodina electing eight each. Members were elected in a period ending on 10 May.
Communal assemblies, April
Communal assemblies were elected by local delegates elected by self-managing organisations, communities and socio-political organisations in early April. They subsequently each elected a President of the Assembly equivalent to a mayor. There were a total of 501 such tricameral communal assemblies in the country. For some of the larger cities:
|City||President of the Assembly||Party|
|Novi Sad||Jovan Dejanović||SKJ|
Republic and provincial assemblies convened, April
In April and May inaugural sessions of all three chambers of the republics' and provinces' assemblies convened for the first time and elected the presidents of all their bodies.
|Republic||President of the
|SR Bosnia and Herzegovina||Hamdija Pozderac||SKJ|
|SR Croatia||Ivo Perišin||SKJ|
|SR Macedonia||Blagoja Taleski||SKJ|
|SR Montenegro||Budislav Šoškić||SKJ|
|SR Serbia||Živan Vasiljević||SKJ|
|SR Slovenia||Marijan Brecelj||SKJ|
|SAP Vojvodina||Sreten Kovačević||SKJ|
Republic Presidencies and Executive Councils, April
|Republic||President of the
|Took office||Party||President of Executive Council||Took office||Party|
|SR Bosnia and Herzegovina||Ratomir Dugonjić||May 1974||SKJ||Milanko Renovica||April 1974||SKJ|
|SR Croatia||Jakov Blažević||8 May 1974||SKJ||Jakov Sirotković||8 May 1974||SKJ|
|SR Macedonia||Vidoe Smilevski||6 May 1974||SKJ||Blagoj Popov||April 1974||SKJ|
|SR Montenegro||Veljko Milatović||5 April 1974||SKJ||Marko Orlandić||6 May 1974||SKJ|
|SR Serbia||Dragoslav Marković||6 May 1974||SKJ||Dušan Čkrebić||6 May 1974||SKJ|
|SR Slovenia||Sergej Kraigher||May 1974||SKJ||Andrej Marinc||May 1974||SKJ|
Council of Republics and Provinces elected by 10 May
By 10 May the assemblies of the republics and provinces elected members from each of their three constituent councils (Associated Labour, Socio-Political, and Municipal) to serve dual mandates within their republic or province and within the Federal Council of Republics and Provinces. Each republic sent 12 members to the council, while the two provinces sent 8 each.
|Council of Associated
|Council of Municipalities
|SR Bosnia and Herzegovina||0||3||8||11|
Assembly convened, 15 May
On 15 May a joint session of both chambers of the Assembly convened for the first time and elected the presidents of all the bodies.
|President of the Assembly||Kiro Gligorov||15 May 1974||SKJ||SR Macedonia|
|Vice President of the Assembly||Marijan Cvetković||15 May 1974||SKJ||SR Croatia|
|Vice President of the Assembly||Peko Dapčević||15 May 1974||SKJ||SR Montenegro|
|Vice President of the Assembly||Sinan Hasani||15 May 1974||SKJ||SAP Kosovo|
|Vice President of the Assembly||Rudi Kolak||15 May 1974||SKJ||SR Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Vice President of the Assembly||Branko Pešić||15 May 1974||SKJ||SR Serbia|
|President of the Federal Council||Danilo Kekić||15 May 1974||SKJ||SAP Vojvodina|
|President of the Council of Republics and Provinces||Zoran Polič||15 May 1974||SKJ||SR Slovenia|
President and Presidency, 16 May
On 16 May a joint assembly of both chambers of the Assembly re-elected the head of the League of Communists Josip Broz Tito as President of the Republic. The 1974 constitution had affirmed his right as president-for-life at the discretion of the Assembly.
|President of the Republic||Josip Broz Tito||16 May 1974 (14 January 1953)||SKJ|
The Assembly also confirmed the members of the collective Presidency selected by individual republic and provincial assemblies on 16 May.
|Role in Presidency||Official||Took office||Party||Representing|
|Vice President||Petar Stambolić||16 May 1974||SKJ||SR Serbia|
|Member||Lazar Koliševski||16 May 1974||SKJ||SR Macedonia|
|Member||Vidoje Žarković||16 May 1974||SKJ||SR Montenegro|
|Member||Stevan Doronjski||16 May 1974||SKJ||SAP Vojvodina|
|Member||Fadil Hoxha||16 May 1974||SKJ||SAP Kosovo|
|Member||Cvijetin Mijatović||16 May 1974||SKJ||SR Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Member||Edvard Kardelj||16 May 1974||SKJ||SR Slovenia|
|Member||Vladimir Bakarić||16 May 1974||SKJ||SR Croatia|
Federal Executive Council elected, 17 May
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