First results of general election in Bosnia and Herzegovina announced


According to the first unofficial results, with 54.73 percent of the votes counted, Denis Becirovic, the joint opposition candidate, received the most votes for the Bosniak membership of the Presidential Council. Social Democratic candidate Becirovic’s vote rate was 55.7 percent. The vote rate of Bakir Izetbegovic, leader of the Democratic Action Party (SDA), was announced as 39.31 percent.

Zeljka Cvijanovic, the candidate of the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD), received the most votes among candidates competing for Serbian membership of the council. The SNSD candidate, led by separatist leader Milorad Dodik, received 51.65 percent of the vote. His opponent, Mirko Sarovic, who accepted the defeat, remained at the level of 36.83 percent.

According to preliminary results, the race for Croatian membership of the council was won by Borjana Kristo, the candidate of the nationalist Croatian party, the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ). While Kristo’s vote rate was 51.36 percent, Democratic Front (DF) candidate Zeljko Komsic’s vote rate was 48.64 percent. Vote Initial data on the results, released by the Democratic Action Party (SDA), pointed to Komsic’s overwhelming superiority.



Bakir Izetbegovic, son of the late Aliya Izetbegovic, accepted the defeat in the election for the Bosniak membership of the Presidential Council. Emphasizing that it is difficult to win against eleven parties, Izetbegovic said that he maintained his own vote share in the elections. Bosniak leader, with the high votes of his party SDA Bosnia and HerzegovinaHe pointed out that it continued to be the strongest party by far in .

Opposition Denis Becirovic, the joint candidate of the parties, in his speech declaring his victory, said, “We won. We got different. The united opposition wing now has a member on the Presidential Council.” said.

The Central Election Commission announced that more updated data will be released tomorrow.