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Ivan Maček

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Ivan Maček
5th President of the People's Assembly of SR Slovenia
In office
Prime MinisterViktor Avbelj
Janko Smole
Stane Kavčić
Preceded byMiha Marinko
Succeeded bySergej Kraigher
Personal details
Born(1908-05-28)28 May 1908
Spodnja Zadobrova, near Laibach, Austria-Hungary
Died10 July 1993(1993-07-10) (aged 85)
Ljubljana, Slovenia
NationalityYugoslavia (Yugoslav)
Political partyLeague of Communists of Yugoslavia (SKJ)

Ivan Maček, nom de guerre Matija (28 May 1908 – 10 July 1993), was a Yugoslav Communist politician from Slovenia. He served as the President of the People's Assembly of SR Slovenia from 1963 to 1967.

Early life

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Maček was born in Spodnja Zadobrova near Ljubljana, Austria-Hungary (now in Slovenia). He became a member of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia in 1930. In 1935 was sent to the Soviet Union. He studied at the International Lenin School, Moscow. He returned to Yugoslavia in 1937. He became a member of the Central Committee of the Communist party of Slovenia. Yugoslav police detained him in 1938 and he was sentenced to four years in prison in Sremska Mitrovica.

Later life and death

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After the war, Maček moved into a mansion that had been confiscated from the pharmacist Leo Bahovec Maček was minister of the interior and vice-president of the Slovene government (1945–1953), vice-president of the Executive council of PR Slovenia and a member of the Federal Executive Council (1953–1963) and also the President of the People's Assembly of SR Slovenia (1963–1967). He was also a deputy in the National and Federal Assembly. Maček died in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 10 July 1993 due to heart failure.

Maček was declared as the People's Hero of Yugoslavia in 1952.