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Bosnia and Herzegovina

parliamentary and presidential elections

01/10/2006

Source: (SETimes; Wikipedia)

Election Summary

Bosnia and Herzegovina citizens headed for the polls on October 1st, 2006, for the country's fifth general election since splitting from the former Yugoslavia. Voters elected members of the tripartite state presidency, including a representative of each of the country's three main ethnic communities -- Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats -- as well as members of the national parliament.

In the presidential election, Croat Zeljko Komsic, Bosniak Haris Silajdzic and Serb Nebojsa Radmanovic were elected by direct popular vote to a four-year term, replacing Ivo Miro Jovic, Sulejman Tihic and Borislav Paravac, respectively.

In the Federation of BiH, the Muslim nationalist Party of Democratic Action (SDA) won 26% of the vote, and eight seats in Parliament; the centrist Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina won 23% of the vote and seven seats; and the opposition Social Democrats (SDP) won 15% of the vote and five seats. The Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HDZ BiH) received three seats; Croats Together won two seats; Sefer Halilović's BPS won one seat; the People's Party Work for Betterment won one seat and the Democratic People's Community won one seat.

In Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik's Party of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD) came out on top with 47% of the vote and seven seats; the Serbian Democratic Party (SDS) was second with 19% of the vote and three seats; the Party of Democratic Progress was third with 5% of the vote and one seat. Also receiving one seat each were the Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina (SBiH), the Party of Democratic Action (SDA) and the Democratic People's Alliance (DNS).

Close to 55% of the 2.7 million eligible voters went to the polls.

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