President of the Presidency of the League of Communists of Macedonia
AppointerCentral Committee
FormationSeptember 1940
First holderMetodi Shatorov
Final holderPetar Gošev
Abolished20 April 1991

The Secretary of the Central Committee of the League of Communists of Macedonia (Macedonian: Секретар на Централниот комитет на Сојузот на комунистите на Македонија) was the head of the League of Communists of Macedonia, heading the Central Committee of the Party. The holder of the office was, for a significant period, the de facto most influential politician in the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, a constituent republic of Yugoslavia. The official name of the office was changed in May 1982 from "Secretary of the Central Committee" to President of the Presidency of the Central Committee of the League of Communists of Macedonia (Претседател на Президиумот на Централниот комитет на Сојузот на комунистите на Македонија).

The League of Communists of Macedonia was also an organization subordinate to the federal-level League of Communists of Yugoslavia. Between March 1943 and September 1952, the former was named the Communist Party of Macedonia (being part of the larger Communist Party of Yugoslavia), until both parties were renamed "League of Communists" in 1952.

List

Here follows a list of the eight officeholders:

No. Secretary Lifespan Term of office Notes
Secretaries of the Provincial Committee
1
Metodi Shatorov 1897–1944 September
1940
October
1941
2
Lazar Koliševski 1914–2000 October
1941
March
1943
Secretaries of the Central Committee
2
Lazar Koliševski 1914–2000 March
1943
July
1963
Longest term in office.
During his term, in May 1952, the party changed its name from Communist Party of Macedonia to League of Communists of Macedonia.
3
Krste Crvenkovski 1921–2001 July
1963
March
1969
4
Angel Čemerski [sr] 1923–2005 March
1969
May
1982
Presidents of the Presidency of the Central Committee
5
Krste Markovski [sr] 1925– May
1982
5 May
1984
6
Milan Pančevski 1935–2019 5 May
1984
June
1986
7
Jakov Lazarovski [sr] 1936–2021 June
1986

1989
8
Petar Gošev [sr] 1948–
1989
20 April
1991
Party dissolved and reformed into the
Social Democratic Union.

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