Yugoslavian parliamentary election, 1974

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Parliamentary elections were held in Yugoslavia between 16 March and 10 May 1974.[1]

Background[edit]

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.[1]

Electoral system[edit]

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.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Yugoslavia IPU