Bosnian member Denis Becirovic, Croatian member Zeljko Komsic and Serbian member Zeljka Cvijanovic, according to the unofficial results of the general elections held in Bosnia and Herzegovina yesterday.
According to the data shared by the Democratic Action Party (SDA), 75 percent of the votes were counted in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBIH), one of the two entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In the light of the announced data, Denis Becirovic, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), which received the support of the opposition bloc consisting of 11 political parties, received 56 percent of the votes and became a Bosniak member of the Presidency Council, the highest position of the state. Becirovic shared a “Thank you” message on his social media account.
SDA’s candidate, Bakir Izetbegovic, got 39 percent of the votes and fell behind in the Presidency Council membership race.
According to the news of AA; Zeljko Komsic, the candidate of the Democratic Front (DF) and People’s Union (GS) coalition, won the Croatian membership of the council with 70 percent of the votes, while Borjana Kristo, the candidate of the Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HDZ), received 29 percent of the votes.
In the other entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republika Srpska (RS), 23 percent of the votes were counted. According to the Union of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD) data, SNSD candidate Zeljka Cvijanovic won 60 percent of the votes and became the Serbian member of the Council, while the Serbian Progressive Party (SDS) candidate Mirko Sarovic received 35 percent of the votes.
Meanwhile, Milorad Dodik, who is running for RS President, is reported to have lost to his rival, Jelena Trivic.
It was stated that the counting of votes for the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina has just begun, while SDA is ahead.
ELECTION PARTICIPATION WAS 50 PERCENT
The Central Election Commission (CIK) announced that the turnout was 50 percent.
145 political elements, including 90 political parties, 17 independent candidates and 38 coalitions, participated in the elections.
In addition to the state-level presidential council and parliament, members of parliament were elected in two entities, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBIH) and Republika Srpska (RS), and 10 cantons within the FBIH.
While voters in the FBIH also voted for the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Parliament of FBIH and the cantonal parliaments, the voters in the RS went to the polls for the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the RS Presidency and Vice-President, and the RS People’s Assembly.
Bosniak and Croat members of the Presidency Council, the highest position in the state, were elected from within the FBIH, and the Serbian member from among the RS.