KING DEFIANT OF TITO GOVERNEMNT
MONARCHY ISSUE Allegation Of Breach Of Agreement KZ. Press Association—Copyright Rec. 2.30 p.m. LONDON, Aug. 8. King Peter, in a proclamation to the lugoslav people, said: "Yesterdays speech by Marshal Tito is a final repudiation of the agreement concluded between Marshal Tito and Dr. Subasic. Not one clause of the agreement made with Marshal Tito has been fulfilled in Yugoslavia, but disregarded by the Tito Government. I consider the Regents have not been allowed to perform my constitutional duties. They have overlooked their oaths of obligation given to me. "I hereby proclaim that they can no longer represent me or work in my name. I have, therefore, decided to withdraw the authority I have given them. 1 cannot give personal sanction to State affairs that are abhorrent to me. The duty of defending the people's constitutional rights reverts to me from now." King Peter continued: "There exists in my country a full-scale dictatorship of the Tito regime. Every trace of law has been wiped out from the State organisation, thus entirely removing the free will of the people. One voice only is heard, that of Marshal Tito and a totalitarian Government." Tito's Plea For Republic A strong plea for a Republican Government was made by Marshal Tito in an address to the Yugoslav National Congress in Belgrade. He said the question of the restoration of the Monarchy j.ad been postponed under agreement with Dr. Subasic, Yugoslav Foreign Minister. King Peter's name during the war had been associated with General Mihailovich and General Neditch, a former Prime Minister. The King, whenever there were large-scale attacks by Chetniks against Partisans, always decorated Chetnik leaders. It was for those reasons that the National Liberation Council did not allow King Peter to return to Yugoslavia in 1943.
It was now obvious that the Monarchy was incompatible with the new form of Government which was being developed in Yugoslavia. The Monarch would inevitably tend to try to overthrow the new democratic institutions, therefore the mass of Yugoslavs was openly Republican.
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KING DEFIANT OF TITO GOVERNEMNT, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 187, 9 August 1945
KING DEFIANT OF TITO GOVERNEMNT Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 187, 9 August 1945
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