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The Political Activity of Miloš Moskovljević in the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes

Author(s): Momčilo Isić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije
Keywords: Kingdom of the SHS; Miloš Moskovljević; peasantry; political activities; diary notes.

Summary/Abstract: Having joined the Agriculturalists’ Union, Miloš Moskovljević buckled down to spread it like an apostle. He mingled among the people, not only in political rallies during election campaigns, but also during various festivities, in order to hear the needs of the people and to present in an unobtrusive way the programme of his party. He particularly liked to visit the villages in his native region around the Drina, where he was three times elected member of the Parliament (1920, 1923 and 1925). He defended vehemently the interests of the peasantry in the Parliament, criticizing the government measures, taking part in the budget debates and discussions of certain bills, such as the Bill on War Indemnity or the Bill on Agricultural Credit. Alone or together with the Agriculturists’ fraction, he submitted numerous interpellations and MP questions, as well as some bills, among which was also the Bill on War Indemnity. Staunchly loyal to the Agriculturalist’ Union as an economic, social and cultural movement, he was also very critical of the work of the party’s leadership, of which he himself was also a member most of the time. Although he sided with the Parliamentary fraction in its confl ict with the group of Mihail Avramović and Milan Komadinić, seeing too one-sidedly Avramović as the only responsible that the movement was not spreading, Moskovljević was also a sharp critic of his own fraction. He criticized the party leadership for lack of work and activity, and particularly their willingness to draw the party into the government for personal interests and ministerial posts.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 017-038
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Serbian