Accession Number : AD0638000

Title :   THE REMOVAL OF RANKOVIC: AN EARLY INTERPRETATION OF THE JULY YUGOSLAV PARTY PLENUM.

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Burks,R. V.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : An analysis is given of the significance of the dismissal, in July 1966, of Aleksandar Rankovic from his posts in the Yugoslav government and Party and the removal of his lieutenants from their positions. The purge has resulted in reorganization of the security police and reconsideration of the role of the Party apparatus. Probable later effects include implementation of the economic reform adopted in 1965 and a greater role for parliament and the electorate in Yugoslave politics. Since Rankovic was generally considered heir apparent, the succession to Tito is more uncertain than before. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POLITICAL SCIENCE, YUGOSLAVIA), (*YUGOSLAVIA, *COMMUNISM), LEADERSHIP, ECONOMICS, COMMUNISTS

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE