MITO HADZIVASILEV - JASMIN
Mito Hadzivasilev - Jasmin was born in Kavadarci, the city of the beauty of wine, on 21 December 1922. Later he moved to Bitola, where he finished high school. During school he started to cooperate with the Progressive Youth Movement. In 1940, as an 18 years old adolescent, he became a member of the CPY. Before the War he was member of the District Committee in Kavadarci and Secretary of the local committee of SKOY.
He was imprisoned because of his political activities. Until the liberation Mito Hadzivasilev - Jasmin performed important functions in the National Liberation Movement: Deputy Political Commissar of the Third operational Zone of the National Liberation Movement in Macedonia, and Deputy Political Commissar of the Second National Liberation Brigade.
From 15 January 1945 he was member of the District People’s Council in Bitola, and, from late 1945 until 1 January 1948 he was editor-in-chief of the newspaper “Nova Makedonija”. In the area of journalism he achieved exceptional results.
He wrote numerous articles for the daily weekly press. He was author of many books and brochures, including on the Macedonian national history such as: “VMRO-United”; “Jane Sandanski” and “On the Great Bulgarian Chauvinism”; from the area of social studies “Emphasis on the Man”, “Reflection-Expression”, “On the Contradictories of Socialism”.
Mito Hadzivasilev - Jasmin was Director of the Informational Office of PRM and Commissioner for Campaigning and Propaganda in the General Council of the People’s Front of Macedonia. In 1962 he was again appointed as editor-in-chief of “Nova Makedonija”.
For almost two decades Mito Hadzivasilev - Jasmin was member of the highest party and state bodies of the Republic. At the First Congress of CPM he was elected a candidate, and then Member of the Central Committee of CPM. At the Second and Third Congress of CPM he was again elected among the highest party leadership, and at the Seventh Congress of CPY he was elected as a Member of the Central Committee. Since 1957 he was President of the Ideological Committee of the Central Committee of CPM, and from 1964 to 1967 he was member of the Executive Council of the Central Committee of CPM and Secretary of the Central Committee of CPM for ideological issues. He was also member of the Presidency.
Mito Hadzivasilev - Jasmin performed important functions in the state bodies. He was Deputy in the People’s Assembly of PRM (Second, Third and Fourth Session), Secretary of the Executive Council of Macedonia, and he was Deputy in the Federal Assembly, as well as member of the Council of the Federation. On 12 May 1967 he was elected to the highest position in that period - President of the Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, with a mandate of one year. For his restless activities he received numerous awards. He died on 1 August 1968.