Cvijetin Mijatović

Cvijetin Mijatović
3rd President of the Presidency of Yugoslavia
In office
15 May 1980  15 May 1981
Prime Minister Veselin Đuranović
Preceded by Lazar Koliševski
Succeeded by Sergej Kraigher
2nd Chairman of the League of Communists of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Preceded by Đuro Pucar
Succeeded by Branko Mikulić
Personal details
Born (1913-01-08)8 January 1913
Lopare, Austria-Hungary
Died 15 November 1993(1993-11-15) (aged 80)
Belgrade, FR Yugoslavia
Nationality Yugoslavia (Yugoslav)
Political party League of Communists of Yugoslavia (SKJ)

Cvijetin Mijatović (Serbian Cyrillic: Цвијетин Мијатовић; widely known by his nickname Majo; 8 January 1913 15 November 1993) was a Yugoslav communist politician who once served as Chairman of the Collective Presidency of Yugoslavia.

Mijatović was born in Lopare, at the time in Austria-Hungary. In 1933, he became a member of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (KPJ). Between 1934 and 1941 (except in 1938-1939 when he fulfilled Party duties in Bosnia and Herzegovina) he was a member of the University Committee of KPJ, instructor of the Regional Committee of KPJ for Serbia, and member of the city committee of KPJ for Belgrade.[1]

After Yugoslavia was invaded in 1941, he participated in organizing armed battles in east Bosnia. He was a member of ZAVNOBiH since founding and AVNOJ since the second council.[1]

After the liberation, he was Organisational Secretary of Communist League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, director of the High political school in Belgrade, chief editor of the newspaper "Komunist", ambassador of Yugoslavia to the USSR, member of the Central Committee of Communist League of Yugoslavia Bosnia and Herzegovina, secretary and the president of the Central Committee of Communist League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, member of the Presidency of Communist League of Yugoslavia and Chairman of the Presidency of Yugoslavia.[1]

Personal life

Mijatović married actress Sibina Bogunović who gave birth to their two daughters — Mira and Maja.

Mijatović's daughter Mira Mijatović was the lead singer of the new wave band VIA Talas. She died of heroin overdose in 1991.[2]


  1. 1 2 3 Mala Prosvetina Enciklopedija, page 662
  2. Dubravka Marković: Moja anđeoska generacija (My Angel Generation), Standard, 03.10.2008.
Political offices
Preceded by
Lazar Koliševski
President of the Presidency of SFR Yugoslavia
15 May 1980 15 May 1981
Succeeded by
Sergej Kraigher
Party political offices
Preceded by
Đuro Pucar
Chairman of the Central Committee of the League of Communists of Bosnia and Herzegovina
1965 1969
Succeeded by
Branko Mikulić

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