Deputy Prime Minister
Podpredsjednik Vlade
Потпредседник Владе
Edvard Kardelj (5).jpg
Longest serving
Edvard Kardelj

7 March 1945 – 29 June 1963
Formation26 August 1939
First holderVladko Maček
Final holderAleksandar Mitrović
Živko Pregl
Abolished21 November 1991

The Deputy Prime Minister of Yugoslavia was the official Deputy of the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, SFR Yugoslavia and later Prime Minister of FR Yugoslavia, from 1939 until 2003.

History of the office

The office of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia was established on 26 August 1939, during the government of Dragiša Cvetković. It was initially held by Vladko Maček.

The office of the Deputy Prime Minister of SFR Yugoslavia was established on 2 February 1946, during the government of Josip Broz Tito. It was initially held by two people: Edvard Kardelj and Jaša Prodanović. From then on, the office was usually held simultaneously by several people at the same time. Also, Deputy Prime Ministers sometimes combined the post with another government portfolio.

The office of the Deputy Prime Minister of FR Yugoslavia was abolished with the constitutional reforms of 2003. Therefore, the last Deputy Prime Minister was Miroljub Labus, who served from 4 November 2000 to 17 March 2003.

List of deputy prime ministers

Kingdom of Yugoslavia period (1939–1945)

Picture Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party
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Vladko Maček
(1879–1964)
26 August 1939 10 April 1941 Croatian Peasant Party
Slobodan Jovanović, by Uroš Predić (1931).jpg
Slobodan Jovanović
(1869–1958)
10 April 1941 14 April 1941 Independent
Yugoslav government-in-exile
Slobodan Jovanović, by Uroš Predić (1931).jpg
Slobodan Jovanović
(1869–1958)
14 April 1941 11 January 1942 Independent
Coat of arms of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.svg
Juraj Krnjević
(1895–1988)
21 August 1941 10 August 1943 Croatian Peasant Party
Miha Krek 1930s.jpg
Miha Krek
(1897–1969)
21 August 1941 10 August 1943 Slovene People's Party
Slobodan Jovanović, by Uroš Predić (1931).jpg
Slobodan Jovanović
(1869–1958)
26 June 1943 10 August 1943 Independent
Provisional Government
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Milan Grol
(1876–1952)
7 March 1945 18 August 1945 Democratic Party
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Edvard Kardelj
(1910–1979)
7 March 1945 1 February 1946 Communist Party

SFR Yugoslavia period (1945–1992)

Picture Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party
Edvard Kardelj (5).jpg
Edvard Kardelj
(1910–1979)
2 February 1946 29 June 1963 Communist Party
renamed in 1952 to
League of Communists
Jasa Prodanovic.jpg
Jaša Prodanović
(1867–1948)
2 February 1946 1 June 1948 Communist Party
Aleksandar Ranković (1).jpg
Aleksandar Ranković
(1909–1983)
1 April 1949 18 April 1963 Communist Party
renamed in 1952 to
League of Communists
Blagoje Nešković.jpg
Blagoje Nešković
(1907–1984)
5 September 1949 14 January 1953 Communist Party
renamed in 1952 to
League of Communists
Milovan Đilas.jpg
Milovan Đilas
(1911–1995)
14 January 1953 17 January 1954 League of Communists
Moša Pijade.jpg
Moša Pijade
(1890–1957)
14 January 1953 30 January 1954 League of Communists
Stevan Kragujevic, Svetozar Vukmanovic, Tempo.jpg
Svetozar Vukmanović
(1912–2000)
30 January 1954 19 April 1958 League of Communists
Rodoljub Čolaković.jpg
Rodoljub Čolaković
(1900–1983)
30 January 1954 29 June 1963 League of Communists
Mijalko Todorović.jpg
Mijalko Todorović
(1913–1999)
19 April 1958 29 June 1963 League of Communists
Emblem of Yugoslavia (1963–1992).svg
Svetislav Stefanović
(1910–1980)
18 April 1963 29 June 1963 League of Communists
Boris Kraiher.jpg
Boris Kraigher
(1914–1967)
29 June 1963 4 January 1967 League of Communists
Miloš Minić (1975).jpg
Miloš Minić
(1914–2003)
29 June 1963 18 May 1967 League of Communists
Veljko Zeković (1).jpg
Veljko Zeković
(1906–1985)
29 June 1963 18 May 1967 League of Communists
Kiro Gligorov.jpg
Kiro Gligorov
(1917–2012)
18 May 1967 18 May 1969 League of Communists
Rudi Kolak.jpg
Rudi Kolak
(1918–2004)
18 May 1967 18 May 1969 League of Communists
No picture Nikola Miljanić
(1921–1972)
18 May 1969 30 July 1971 League of Communists
Emblem of Yugoslavia (1963–1992).svg
Mišo Pavićević
(1915–1995)
18 May 1969 30 July 1971 League of Communists
Aleksandar Grlićkov.jpg
Aleksandar Grličkov
(1923–1989)
18 May 1969 30 July 1971 League of Communists
Jakov Sirotković.jpg
Jakov Sirotković
(1922–2002)
30 July 1971 17 May 1974 League of Communists
Anton Vratuša.jpg
Anton Vratuša
(1915–2017)
3 December 1971 16 May 1978 League of Communists
Dobroslav Ćulafić.jpg
Dobroslav Ćulafić
(1926–2011)
17 May 1974 16 May 1978 League of Communists
Emblem of Yugoslavia (1963–1992).svg
Berislav Šefer
(1926–)
17 May 1974 16 May 1978 League of Communists
Miloš Minić.jpg
Miloš Minić
(1914–2003)
17 May 1974 16 May 1978 League of Communists
Branislav Ikonić.jpg
Branislav Ikonić
(1928–2002)
16 May 1978 16 May 1982 League of Communists
Emblem of Yugoslavia (1963–1992).svg
Ivo Margan
(1926–2010)
16 May 1978 16 May 1982 League of Communists
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Andrej Marinc
(1930–)
16 May 1978 16 May 1982 League of Communists
Emblem of Yugoslavia (1963–1992).svg
Dragoljub Stavrev
(1932–2003)
16 May 1978 16 May 1982 League of Communists
Emblem of Yugoslavia (1963–1992).svg
Gojko Ubiparip
(1927–2000)
16 May 1978 16 May 1982 League of Communists
Zvone Dragan.jpg
Zvone Dragan
(1939–)
16 May 1982 15 May 1984 League of Communists
Emblem of Yugoslavia (1963–1992).svg
Borislav Srebrić
(1927–1997)
16 May 1982 15 June 1986 League of Communists
Emblem of Yugoslavia (1963–1992).svg
Mijat Šuković
(1930–2011)
16 May 1982 15 June 1986 League of Communists
Janez Zemljarič (1).jpg
Janez Zemljarič
(1928–)
15 May 1982 16 March 1989 League of Communists
Emblem of Yugoslavia (1963–1992).svg
Miloš Milosavljević
(1932–)
16 May 1986 16 March 1989 League of Communists
Emblem of Yugoslavia (1963–1992).svg
Aleksandar Mitrović
(1933–2012)
16 March 1989 20 December 1991 League of Communists
Emblem of Yugoslavia (1963–1992).svg
Živko Pregl
(1947–2011)
16 March 1989 21 November 1991 League of Communists

See also