The Strengthening Bond between the Slovenian People's Party and National Radical Party after the Fall of the Last Government of Nikola Pašić in 1926

  • Mateja Ratej ZRC SAZU, Sekcija za interdisciplinarno raziskovanje, Novi trg 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Keywords: Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, Slovenian People's Party, National Radical Party, Anton Korošec, Nikola Pašić


Between both World Wars, the Slovenian People's Party retained its distinctive political position in the Yugoslav political reality, also (and especially) by establishing political links with the largest Serbian party – the National Radical Party. In the 1920s the peak of their political cooperation was reached with the signature of the Bled Agreement of 1927, which enabled Anton Korošec, the leader of the Slovenian People's Party, to take over the Ministry of the Interior and the post of the President of the Government in 1928. However, the relations between the National Radical Party and Slovenian People's Party acquired a new dynamics already after the descent from power and then death of the head of the radicals Nikola Pašić in 1926. In the following discussion the author will focus mostly on the latter period and on certain aspects of the complicated political relations between Nikola Pašić and Anton Korošec.