YUGOSLAVIA: The Opposition

The first session of the Skupstina (National Assembly) at Belgrade was as stormy as an agitated hornets' nest. Premier Nicolai Pashitch and his colleagues had, some time before, been pained to discover that Stefan Raditch's Croatian Party, which they had tried to outlaw,— was 67 strong in the Skupstina. A committee was formed to decide the legality of the election of the 67; and its decision (declaring 61 of them illegal) passed its first reading in the Chamber. It was this that caused fury to be unfurled.

Ex-Premier Lubomir Davidovitch, representing the...

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