Bosnia parties failed to achieve compromise on new government

A fresh round of talks to decide on the formation of a new government in Bosnia and Herzegovina has failed to achieve consensus, eleven months after the country’s population voted.

Leaders from Bosnia’s six largest political parties gathered in the city of Mostar yesterday to try to find a compromise on the issue of new government formation and make appointments in the country’s most important institution – the Council of Ministers.

However a failure to decide on who would be the chairperson of the Council and Minister of Foreign Affairs resulted in the political stalemate that has come to characterise post-conflict Bosnia.

A new meeting to continue discussions has been scheduled for September 15 however political analysts remain sceptical that leaders will be able to make the necessary compromises to give citizens a new government.

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