Bosnia looks for new government

Bosnia’s ten month political impasse since the last general election appears far from resolution as the country’s Croatian parties push for their own candidate to chair the Council of Ministers. 

Bosnia looks no closer to forming a state government after the two strongest Croat parties said they were proposing their own candidate for the post of chair of the Council of Ministers.

They said they will again insist on appointing Borjana Kristo, former President of Bosnia’s largest entity, the Bosniak [Muslim] and Croat dominated Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The previous candidate for the post, Slavo Kukic, proposed by the Social Democratic Party-led coalition, failed to gain the support of delegates from Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity, the Republika Srpska, RS. The winning candidate needs the support of both entities.

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