Bosnian general election, 2018
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Bosnia and Herzegovina
General elections were held in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 7 October 2018. Voters elected the national Presidency and House of Representatives, as well as the Presidents and legislatures of the two entities and the legislatures of the ten cantons of the federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
The three members of the Presidency are elected by plurality. In Republika Srpska voters elect the Serb representative, whilst in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina voters elect the Bosniak and Croat members.
A total of 3,352,933 citizens are registered to vote: 2,092,336 in the FBiH and 1,260,597 in the RS (citizens living in Brcko District vote in one of the entities). There are 77,814 persons registered to vote outside of BiH, out of which 76,729 persons are registered to vote by mail and 1,085 are registered to vote at diplomatic missions.
Turnout at the level of BiH was 53.36%; FBiH 51.25%; RS 57.30% and BD 46.81%. The percentage was slightly lower as compared to 2014 that was 54.14%.
The BiH Central Election Commission (CEC) reported that all 5714 polling stations closed down in time or with slight delay. According to the initial assessment by the BiH CEC, the elections passed in an overall calm and peaceful atmosphere.
The preliminary results from 43.42% of polling stations indicate that Šefik Džaferović (SDA) won 37.97%, Željko Komšić (DF) won 49.47% and Milorad Dodik (SNSD) won 55.15 % for the Bosniak, Croat and Serb seats in the BiH Presidency respectively.
|Šefik Džaferović||Party of Democratic Action||175,053||37.17|
|Denis Bećirović||Social Democratic Party||157,731||33.49|
|Fahrudin Radončić||Union for a Better Future of BiH||60,619||12.87|
|Mirsad Hadžikadić||Mirsad Hadžikadić - Platform for Progress||44,850||9.52|
|Senad Šepić||Independent Bloc||25,075||5.32|
|Amer Jerlagić||Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina||7,609||1.62|
|Željko Komšić||Democratic Front||177,638||51.56|
|Dragan Čović (incumbent)||Croatian Democratic Union||127,172||36.91|
|Diana Zelenika||Croatian Democratic Union 1990||22,123||6.42|
|Boriša Falatar||Our Party||12,372||3.59|
|Jerko Ivanković-Lijanović||People's Party for Work and Betterment||5,238||1.52|
|Milorad Dodik||Alliance of Independent Social Democrats||313,209||53.87|
|Mladen Ivanić (incumbent)||Alliance for Victory (SDS–PDP–NDP–SRS RS–PUP RS–SSSSB)||249,692||42.95|
|Mirjana Popović||Serb Progressive Party||9,694||1.67|
|Gojko Kličković||First Serb Democratic Party||8,791||1.51|
|Source: CEC (86.13% of polling stations reporting)|
A controversy broke out following the result of the election of the Croat member of presidency, as the moderate and pro-Bosnian Željko Komšić won against the Croatian nationalist Dragan Čović with the help of Bosniak voters voting outside of their community, prompting protests of Croats accusing them of having stolen the election and calling for the creation of their own entity in Bosnia. In the following days, protests were held with signs such as "Not my president" and "RIP Democracy",
House of Representatives
|Party of Democratic Action||210,787||25.77||20,969||3.61||231,756||16.58|
|Alliance of Independent Social Democrats||3,294||0.40||227,500||39.21||230,794||16.51|
|Social Democratic Party||118,159||14.45||6,594||1.14||124,753||8.92|
|HDZ–HSS–HKDU–HSP-AS BiH–HDU BiH||117,506||14.37||2,522||0.43||120,028||8.59|
|Party of Democratic Progress||–||–||–||75,432||13.00||75,432||5.40|
|Democratic People's Alliance||520||0.06||60,424||10.41||60,944||4.36|
|Union for a Better Future of BiH||55,340||6.77||926||0.16||56,266||4.02|
|Democratic Action Movement||33,257||4.07||–||–||–||33,257||2.38||New|
|Party of Democratic Activity||26,352||3.22||497||0.09||26,849||1.92|
|HDZ 1990–HSP BiH||23,568||2.88||–||–||–||23,568||1.69|
|Nation and Justice||18,233||2.23||–||–||–||18,233||1.30||New|
|Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina||14,653||1.79||–||–||–||14,653||1.05|
|Bosnian-Herzegovinian Patriotic Party||13,403||1.64||–||–||–||13,403||0.96|
|Independent Bosnia-Herzegovina List||10,354||1.27||–||–||–||10,354||0.74||New|
|First Serb Democratic Party||–||–||–||6,776||1.17||6,776||0.48||New|
|Serbian Progressive Party||–||–||–||4,307||0.74||4,307||0.31|
|Union for New Politics||583||0.07||1,199||0.21||1,782||0.13||New|
|LDS za Boljitak||1,527||0.19||–||–||–||1,527||0.11||New|
|Croatian Party BiH||920||0.11||–||–||–||920||0.07||New|
|Source: CEC (89% of polling stations processed)|
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