Bosnia: Elections in the Federation Produce Mixed Political Results

The elections which took place across Bosnian on 7 October saw the candidate of from the Party of Democratic Action (SDA) once again winning the Bosniak position on the Bosnian Presidency. The contest for Croat presidency position, however, saw significant change with the defeat of the candidate of the nationalist Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), and … Continue reading Bosnia: Elections in the Federation Produce Mixed Political Results

Bosnia: Elections in the Republika Srpska Bring Political Continuity and Signs of Change

n the elections across Bosnia on 7 October the Republika Srpska saw Milorad Dodik securing the position of Serb representative in the Bosnian presidency, the candidate he backed winning the contest for the President of the Republika Srpska, and his party becoming the largest group in the Republika Srpska assembly. Dodik is, however, set to … Continue reading Bosnia: Elections in the Republika Srpska Bring Political Continuity and Signs of Change

Bosnia: Senior Member of Governing Bosnian Serb Party Sanctioned by US as Election Approaches

On 10 September Nikola Spiric, Vice-President of the Party of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD) and MP in the Bosnian Parliament, was banned by the State Department, along with several members of his family, from entering the United States. The SNSD is the governing party in the Republika Srpska (RS) and is headed by Milorad Dodik, … Continue reading Bosnia: Senior Member of Governing Bosnian Serb Party Sanctioned by US as Election Approaches

Bosnia: Attack on Journalist Causes Anger at Dodik As Elections Approach

On the evening of 26 August Vladimir Kovacevic, a journalist, was attacked in Banja Luka, the administrative centre of the Republika Srpska, by two men armed with metal bars. The attack took place twenty minutes after Kovacevic, from the Independent BN TV based in Bijeljina in eastern Bosnia, had left a protest rally which was … Continue reading Bosnia: Attack on Journalist Causes Anger at Dodik As Elections Approach

Bosnia: Pressure Mounts Over David Dragicevic Case in Run-Up to Elections

On 7 July 15,000 people gathered in the central square in Banja Luka to protest over the death in suspicious circumstances of David Dragicevic, a twenty one year IT student. It was the 104th such daily demonstration to be held since David Dragicevic’s death three months previously. There is no sign of slackening support for … Continue reading Bosnia: Pressure Mounts Over David Dragicevic Case in Run-Up to Elections

Bosnia: Old Parties Face New Challengers as Elections Approach

Elections will be taking place in Bosnia on 7 October for the three-member state presidency and for the institutions of the country’s two entities, the Bosnian Federation and the Republika Srpska. The political parties across Bosnia have already begun preparing for the electoral contest which lies ahead. The campaign is set to see the main, … Continue reading Bosnia: Old Parties Face New Challengers as Elections Approach

Bosnia: Key Personality Profile – Mladen Ivanic

Mladen Ivanic (born 1958) has been the Serbian representative in the three member Bosnian state presidency since 2014. He Bosnian Foreign Minister from 2003-2007 and from 2001-2003 was Prime Minister of the Bosnian Serb Republic (Republika Srpska). Mladen Ivanic was leader of the Party of Democratic Progress (PDP) from September 1999 to November 2015.   … Continue reading Bosnia: Key Personality Profile – Mladen Ivanic