League of Communists of Serbia

League of Communists of Serbia
Savez komunista Srbije
Leader see full list below
Founded 1941
Dissolved 1990
Preceded by Communist Party of Yugoslavia
Succeeded by Socialist Party of Serbia
Headquarters Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Ideology Communism,
Marxism-Leninism,
Titoism,
Rankovićism
Political position Far-left
Official colours Red
Politics of Serbia
Political parties
Elections
Serbian branch of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia

The League of Communists of Serbia (Serbian: Savez komunista Srbije, SKS) was the Serbian branch of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia, the sole legal party of Yugoslavia from 1945 to 1990. Under a new constitution ratified in 1974, greater power was devolved to the various republic level branches. In the late 1980s, the party was taken over by a faction endorsing Slobodan Milošević to become leader of the party. Milošević appeased nationalists in Serbia by promising to reduce the level of autonomy within the autonomous provinces of Kosovo and Vojvodina. This policy increased ethnic tensions with the other republics and nationalities. During the early 1990s, the growing ethnic tensions between the republics of Yugoslavia led to the breakup of the federal party.

On July 27, 1990, it merged with several smaller parties to form the Socialist Party of Serbia.[1]

During its existence the League of Communists of Kosovo and the League of Communists of Vojvodina were associated with it as "integral parts."[2]

Leaders

Secretaries of the Central Committee of the League of Communists

  1. Blagoje Nešković (1941 - 1948) (b.1907 - d.1984)
  2. Petar Stambolić (1948 - March 1957) (b.1912 - d.2007)
  3. Jovan Veselinov (March 1957 - 4 November 1966) (b.1906 - d.1982)

Chairmen of the Central Committee of the League of Communists

  1. Dobrivoje Radosavljević (4 November 1966 - February 1968) (b.1915 - d.1984)
  2. Petar Stambolić (February 1968 - November 1968) (b.1912 - d.2007)
  3. Marko Nikezić (November 1968 - 26 October 1972) (b.1921 - d.1991)
  4. Tihomir Vlaškalić (26 October 1972 - May 1982) (b.1923 - d.1993)
  5. Dušan Čkrebić (May 1982 - 17 May 1984) (b. 1927)
  6. Radiša Gačić (17 May 1984 - 1985) (b. 1938)
  7. Ivan Stambolić (1985 - May 1986) (b.1936 - d.2000)
  8. Slobodan Milošević (May 1986 - 24 May 1989) (b.1941 - d.2006)
  9. Bogdan Trifunović (24 May 1989 - 16 July 1990) (b.1933 - d.2007)

See also

References

  1. ^ Yugoslavia The Old Demons Arise, TIME Magazine, August 06, 1990
  2. ^ William B Simons & Stephen Write (Ed.). The Party Statutes of the Communist World. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. 1984. p. 489.

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