Yugoslav Presidium of 1987
The Presidency of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, as known as Yugoslav Presidium was the unity of the heads of state in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Established in 1971, the Presidium had the authority of representing the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, controlling Yugoslavian armed forces, assigning commodores and ambassadors, and advancing the National Defense Council. Indeed, before 1980, the rule of the Presidium was singlehandedly operated by the most prominent president of Yugoslav Republic, Josip Broz Tito; yet, the Presidium had started to process in compliance with the Constitution after his death on May 1980.
Subsequent to the unfortunate death of Tito in 1980, several nationalism-based uprisings arose among the Yugoslav states, causing a collateral damage on the image of the Republic. Despite Yugoslavia’s relative success in the means of economic growth and political stability since the establishment of the socialist regime, the absence of Tito commenced a great economic recession, with the rate of annual inflation being over 100 percent as well as continuously raising the rate of unemployment and the imbalance in the financial statements. On the political side, none of the sequential presidents were such charismatic figures to enhance the unity of all races into an equal system as Tito, therefore they did not gain the trust and love of all the parties, causing the rise of nationalist movements all across the country. As a result of all those, the Yugoslavian Presidium faced severe struggles between political separatism and economic collapse.
In KALMUN 2020, the delegates of the Historical Committee will be simulating the Yugoslav Presidium of 1987; working tremendously to ignite a spark for a country that is going towards a vigorous demise.