El nacionalista Milorad Dodik ganó este domingo el asiento serbio en la presidencia tripartita de Bosnia, que compartirá con un bosniaco y un croata.
Tras una campaña centrada en las diferencias comunitarias, Dodik presidirá un país dividido, al que ni siquiera considera como un Estado, sino como un proyecto "fallido".
Con el 55,15% de los votos, superó a su adversario centrista, Mladen Ivanic (41,98%), anunció la Comisión Electoral tras el recuento del 43% de los sufragios.
The incumbent Member of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) Presidency Mladen Ivanic announced his candidacy for another term at the upcoming general elections on Monday in Banja Luka, a city 190 kilometers northwest of the capital Sarajevo.
During the meeting, representatives of 10 parties in Republika Srpska (RS), one of the entities in BiH, signed the Agreement on Principles of Joint Action, presenting Ivanic as a candidate for BiH Presidency in front of Parties of Alliance for Change.
Opposition parties from the Alliance for Change coalition in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska entity signed an agreement to co-operate in a bid to defeat President Milorad Dodik’s party at polls in October.
Three major Bosnian Serb opposition parties, along with six other political groups, joined forces on Monday in an attempt to defeat the coalition centred around Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik’s Alliance of Independent Social Democrats, SNSD, which has been in power in the entity for 12 years.
The most important goal in the upcoming general election is to prevent Croat leader Dragan Covic from once again being a member of the tripartite Presidency, member of the Civic Alliance (GS) political council, Emir Suljagic, told N1.
Suljagic was a Bosniak Presidency member candidate in the 2014 general election, representing the Democratic Front (DF), who’se leader, Zeljko Komsic, is now running for the Croat Presidency member position.
The Presidency is composed of three members representing Bosniaks, Croats and Serbs.
Sefik Dzaferovic won the majority vote for the Democratic Action Party’s (SDA) candidate for Bosnian Presidency. During the SDA Convention, he won 104 votes while his opponent and party colleague Safet Softic won 87 votes.
Speaking to the press, he said it is never easy being a candidate for one of the most responsible functions in the country. He said the party will succeed and win the election because the SDA is a team and only as such can they succeed.
His opponent, Safet Softic said the party Convention showed that the SDA is a democratic party.
The Venice Commission representatives would hold meetings with leaders of Bosnia's political parties the next month to discuss the changes to electoral legislation, participants of the meeting held at premises of the EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina concluded on Thursday.
The Venice Commission's delegation arrived this week to assist Bosnia's politicians and authorities in finding an agreement on the burning issue of the changes Bosnia has to make to the Election Law, in order to align it with the country's Constitution.
The incumbent Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Denis Zvizdic has resigned of the candidacy for member of tripartite BiH Presidency on Friday afternoon in BiH’s capital Sarajevo.
Zvizdic has decided to resign of the candidacy after the Presidency of the Party of Democratic Action (SDA), of which Zvizdic is member for 27 years, has decided that the candidate for Presidency will be elected by individual and secret ballots.
Denis Zvizdic is getting closer to the decision not to be included in the list of potential candidates of the SDA as a member of the Presidency of BiH. He noted that unity within the SDA party is much more important than any individual.
The Vice President of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) major party Denis Becirovic announces his candidacy at upcoming presidential elections in October for the member of BiH tripartite presidency, his official social media account said Saturday late night.
In his message to the BiH public, nine years long Vice President of Social Democratic Party of BiH (SDP) said that he continues to advocate for the idea that future BiH Presidency member has to serve to all citizens of BiH.
Borisa Falatar is a Bosnian-Herzegovinian economist and a former United Nations official. On April 21, 2018, he announced his candidacy for the presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is running as the candidate of Naša Stranka, a social liberal and multi-ethnic party.
In his address to public in the premises of Our Party (Nasa Stranka), Falatar said that he candidates as a man who loves his country and who has a vision to make BiH a country of happy and satisfied for its people.
A coalition of Bosnian Croat and Bosniak parties plan to contest the October elections in Bosnia's mainly Serbian entity Republika Srpska together, to maximise their chances.
Premier of Canton Sarajevo (CS) Elmedin Konakovic submitted the resignation letter on Monday in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) capital Sarajevo, a week after the dismissal from the CS government, local media reported Monday. The resignation letter that thanked for the former cooperation was submitted to the Chairman of Canton Sarajevo Assembly Ana Babic.
“I use the opportunity to thank you for the good cooperation done so far and to wish you a successful work in the future” Konakovic wrote shortly in the resignation letter.
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s parliament is set to vote on a law that will allow video surveillance and scanners to be installed at elections in a measure aimed at preventing any possibility of poll fraud. Lawmakers in the House of Peoples of Bosnia’s state-level parliament are to vote on Wednesday on legal changes approving the use video surveillance and scanners during polling.
Elvedin Konakovic, the popular premier of the Sarajevo Canton, is starting his own political party after quitting the main Bosniak political force, the Party of Democratic Action.
Elvedin Konakovic has announced the launch of a new political party called People and Justice after resigning from the Party of Democratic Action, SDA, inviting potential supporters to attend its founding assembly on March 22.
Bosnia's ruling coalition – which lost its majority in the state parliament last year – suffered more blows after two more MPs said they were quitting the coalition parties.
Bosnia's embattled ruling coalition, comprising the Party of Democratic Action, SDA, the Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, the Alliance for Better Future of Bosnia, SBB, and the Serbian Democratic Party, SDS, has lost the support of another two MPs in the state parliament.
The main Bosnian Serb opposition party, the Serbian Democratic Party, SDS, nominated party leader Vukota Govedarica as its candidate for president of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Serbian-dominated entity in elections this autumn. The 41-year-old leader of the Serbian Democratic Party from the pro-EU Alliance for Changes is positioning himself as the catalyst to end the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats’ nearly 12-year-long hold on power.
The combative President of Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, has confirmed that he wants the Serbian seat on Bosnia's state presidency – and that, if he wins, he will not work out of Sarajevo but will only communicate with his colleagues via video link.
Republika Srpska (RS) President Milorad Dodik confirmed on Thursday that he will be a candidate for the elections to the three-member state presidency of Bosnia this autumn.
Bosnian leaders hope for positive feedback from the EU Council of Foreign Ministers, which meets on Monday, after the country's Presidency secured last-minute approval of one of the key measures Brussels wanted Sarajevo to fulfil.
"In the past year-and-a-half, Bosnia has made more progress in the EU integration process than in all previous years put together," Edin Dilberovic, head of Bosnia's Directorate for EU integration, told BIRN.