Serbian parliamentary election, 1901

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Parliamentary elections were held in Serbia in July 1901. They followed the introduction of a new, liberal constitution in April, which created a bicameral People’s Representative Body consisting of an elected National Assembly and a largely appointed Senate, 60% of whose members the King could appoint.[1]

The elections marred by demonstrations in Belgrade, during which the police arrested and killed several demonstrators.[2] Although the People's Radical Party won a majority of seats,[3] they were only offered three ministerial positions by King Alexander,[4] with independent Aleksa Jovanović becoming Prime Minister.

The Assembly met for the first time on 1 October.[5] Rista Popović was elected as Speaker of the National Assembly and Dimitrije Marinković as Speaker of the Senate.[5]


  1. Charles Jelavich & Barbara Jelavich (2012) The Establishment of the Balkan National States, 1804-1920, University of Washington Press, p191
  2. André Gerrits & Dirk Jan Wolffram (2005) Political Democracy and Ethnic Diversity in Modern European History, Stanford University Press, p40
  3. Christopher Clark (2012) The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914, Penguin UK
  4. Alex N. Dragnich (2004) Serbia Through the Ages, East European Monographs
  5. 1 2 Octroyed Constitution and the bicameral People’s Representative Body (1901-1903) National Assembly
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