• Short Summary

    Yugoslavia has a new President.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN Leaders seated around table (2 shots)
    0.24

    2.
    SV President Mijatovic shakes hands with Stanc Dolanc
    0.32

    3.
    SV PULL OUT TO GV President Mijatovic speaking
    0.40

    4.
    SV Stevan Doronski
    0.45

    5.
    CU General Franjo Herljevic
    0.48

    6.
    SV Stanc Dolanc speaking whilst others listen (2 shots)
    1.04

    7.
    CU Milos Minic
    1.10

    8.
    CU President Mijatovic speaking
    1.17

    9.
    CU Vladimir Bakaric
    1.23

    10.
    CU Dusan Dragosavac
    1.26

    11.
    CU PULL OUT TO SV General Nikola Ljubicic
    1.33

    12.
    GV Leaders around table
    1.38




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    TELERECORDING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Yugoslavia has a new President. Mr. Cvijetin Mijatovic was elected on Thursday (15 May) by the Collective State Presidency to succeed Mr. Lazar Kolisevski, who has held the office since the death of Marshal Tito. Mr. Mijatovic will not hold all the posts held by Marshal Tito and under the Yugoslavian Constitution, will only be President for one year.

    SYNOPSIS: Marshal Tito provided for his own succession with an intricate system of collective leadership. A body known as the Collective State Presidency took over the functions of President after Tito's death, and its nine members met on Thursday (15 May) to elect President Mijatovic. The new leader had not figured in Western speculation on who'd follow Tito, and it is unclear to what extent the Head of State will control the government during his year in office.

    President Mijatovic inherits the task of maintaining the unity of an ethnically-diverse nation without inheriting Tito's concentrated power.

    Stevan Doronski remains leader of the Yugoslav Communist party.

    And General Franjo Herljevic, as Minister of the Interior, has control of Yugoslavia's secret police. Former Party Secretary, Stanc Dolanc, seen here addressing the State Presidency, is another influential figure. The State Presidency is meant to act as a joint body wherever possible, but it is believed that the important post of commander-in-chief of the armed forces will be held by the President.

    Relations with the Soviet Union are a major concern for the leadership, who are keen to maintain yugoslavia's traditional position of "no patronage" from any other nation. Tackling Yugoslavia's growing economic problems will be another priority.

    The experience of General Nikola Ljubicic, Minister of Defence for thirteen years, will clearly be an important ingredient as Yugoslavia moves into the post-Tito era.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADTD98GUQN6OIPAXVM7E4SFLY0
    Media URN:
    VLVADTD98GUQN6OIPAXVM7E4SFLY0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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