Dodik wins RS presidential race

Partial results have been announced in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the race for the country’s presidency and the Serb entity (RS) president.

Serb representative Nebojša Radmanović, Bosniak Bakir Izetbegović and Croat Željko Komšić have been elected to the presidency, according to this. This means that former Bosnian President Alija Izetbegović’s son will become a new member of the presidency, while Radmanović and Komšić will retain their positions.

The Serb entity, RS, has a new president, and he is Milorad Dodik.Election authorities announced that the voting system was such that not even approximate results of voting for other levels of government were known this morning.

In the race for the presidency membership, Izetbegović won 133,933 votes according to results so far, leaving Haris Silajdžić behind with 97,537 votes.

In the race for the Serb seat, Radmanović won 153,893 votes, while Mladen Ivanić and his coalition received 144,988.

Milorad Dodik, who ran for president while in office as the Republic of Srpska (RS) premier, won twice as many votes as his counter-candidate, Ognjen Tadić.

Both Tadić and Ivanić have conceded defeat, said reports out of Banja Luka this morning.

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