According to SDA data, SDA candidate Bakir zetbegovic for the Bonak mantle of the State Ministerial Council, the highest position of the state, received 46 percent of the votes, while Denis Becirovic, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), which received the support of the opposition bloc consisting of 11 political parties, received 49 percent.
Zeljko Komsic, the candidate of the Democratic Front (DF) and the People’s Union (GS) coalition for the council’s Croatian green-light, received 58 percent of the vote, while Borjana Kristo, the candidate of the Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HDZ), received 41 percent of the votes.
According to data from the SDA, 20 percent of the votes were counted.
The Central Election Commission (CIK) of Bosnia and Herzegovina is expected to hold a press conference soon.
While no information has been shared about the Serbian member of the council, the voter turnout rate was 40 percent until 16.00 local time.
– Increased moves from High Representative Schmidt
On the other hand, Bosnia and Herzegovina High Representative Christian Schmidt announced on the election night that he used the “Bonn powers” to impose and enact the controversial election law reform.
In his written statement, Schmidt stated that he signed two decisions for the functionality and timely implementation of the election results in the document he called the “functionality package” and stated that the decisions did not affect the current votes and were related to the processes of forming the government and coalition.
Pointing to the increase in the number of deputies in the People’s Assembly of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Schmidt argued that these decisions are for the benefit of everyone.
While the USA’s Sarajevo State also made a statement that it supported Schmidt’s decision, it was a matter of curiosity what the reaction of the politicians would be.
There have been allegations that the High Representative Schmidt, who has the power to dismiss even the minister of state in Bosnia and Herzegovina, will “impose” a new election law in the country.
In July, it was discussed that the new election law in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where the allegations turned into crisis, would create a situation that worked for the Croats but took away the Bonaks’ rights.
Faced with the reaction of the Bonaks, Schmidt explained that he brought technical changes under the name of “transparency package” so that the elections to be held today would take place within the integrity.
The “exactly what it covered” of Schmidt’s move during the election day will be revealed in the coming days.
– Unofficial first results before midnight
145 political elements, including 90 political parties, 17 independent candidates and 38 coalitions, participated in the elections today.
In addition to the state-level ministerial council and parliament in the country, members of parliament were elected in two entities, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBIH) and the Serbian Republic (RS), and 10 cantons within the FBIH.
While the voters in the FBIH voted for the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Parliament of the FBIH and the cantonal parliaments, the voters in the RS went to the polls for the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the RS Ministry and Deputy Ministers, and the RS People’s Assembly.
Bonak and Croatian members of the State Ministerial Council, which is the highest position of the state, were elected from FBIH and Serbian from RS.
The first unofficial results are expected to be announced by the CIK at midnight.
Source: STAR.COM.TR by www.star.com.tr.
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