Consultations on Bosnian Election Law Bring No Results

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ZAGREB, May 24, 2018 – Legal experts of the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission on Thursday wrapped up consultations with representatives of political parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina about possible amendments to the election law without any concrete results but with a tentative agreement to continue talks at the start of June, at the level of party presidents.

Legal experts of the Venice Commission, an expert body of the Council of Europe, arrived in Bosnia at the start of this week to help break an impasse in the negotiation on amendments to the election legislation, which is necessary to be able to implement the results of the election, scheduled for 7 October and form the legislative and executive government.

“The problem is that we in Bosnia interpret Constitutional Court decisions differently,” Lidija Brdana of the Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HDZ BiH) said after the consultations, adding that talks needed to continue, as it was the only way to a solution to this problem.

Šefik Džaferović of the Party of Democratic Action (SDA) said his party also wanted to resume the talks.


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