Thursday, 10 January 2002

National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia - From Common - Law Gathering to Modern Parliament

An exhibition entitled `National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia - From Common-Law Gathering to Modern Parliament` was opened at the end of last year, on occasion of the Day of the Archives of Serbia at the Archives building.


An exhibition entitled `National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia - From Common-Law Gathering to Modern Parliament` was opened at the end of last year, on occasion of the Day of the Archives of Serbia at the Archives building. The opening of the exhibition also saw the presentation of a book entitled The National Assembly of Serbia by Boro Majdanac, MA, jointly prepared by the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia and the Archives of Serbia.

The author, Boro Majdanac, MA has, for the first time, chronologically systematised and dealt with the development of parliamentarian life in Serbia, treating the period from 1804 to 2001.

The first part deals with common-law assemblies, which were held from 1804 until 1858, when the St Andrew's Day Constitution was adopted. This marked the beginning of the sixty-year long existence of Serbia's highest representative body - the Serbian National Assembly, which lasted until 1918. The book separately mentions deputies from Serbia to the Assembly of the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes - i.e. the Kingdom of Yugoslavia - from 1919 to 1939, when Serbia did not exist as a sovereign state.

The post-war period in the functioning of the National Assembly of Serbia (i.e. the time from 1944 until the present convocation of the National Assembly) is also dealt with chronologically.

A separate appendix provides tables of all convocations, their members and chairs, as well as a list of all acts passed by them.

The book is illustrated with a great number of valuable contributions (photographs, documents, quotations) from the large collection of the Archives of Serbia. A number of the most important and most valuable pieces from the collection can be seen at the exhibition, which will be open until the end of January 2002.

The National Assembly of Serbia is intended for the National Assembly, scientific institutions and libraries, with the aim of making it available to as great a number of readers as possible. The book will not be available commercially.



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  • 11.00 - press conference of MP MA Ivan Kostic (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

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