Born 1911. Met Tito 1937. Joined Communist Party's Politburo 1940. Key player in the Partisan resistance to the Germans in WW II. In 1945 became one of Tito's leading cabinet ministers. He was active in assertion of independence from USSR in 1948. In 1953 became one of the four vice presidents of the country, and in December was chosen president of the Assembly. Within a month however his criticism of the Party and his calls for liberalization led to his ouster from all political posts and in 1954 his resignation from the Party. Imprisoned in 1956 for an article in an American magazine pro the 56 Hungarian uprising. Arrested 1957 for The New Class; released 1961. Arrested 1962; given amnesty 1966. Died 1995 in Belgrade.
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