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Bosnia inaugurates newly elected three-member presidency

Nov. 16, 2022 08:28 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia on Wednesday inaugurated the three members of its new presidency, which for the first time in over a decade is dominated by non-sectarian leaders. The three officials - representing the country's Bosniak, Serb and Croat populations - took...

Bosnia: Thousands protest recount of vote in Serb-run region

Oct. 25, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Tens of thousands of people rallied in Bosnia Tuesday to demand that electoral authorities end a recount of ballots from a contested general election this month and confirm a staunchly pro-Russian politician as president of the country’s Serb-run part. ...

Bosnia recounts Serb president race after reports of fraud

Oct. 10, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Amid widespread reports of fraud in Bosnia's general election, the ethnically divided country's top electoral body announced Monday it will conduct a recount in the race to become the next Bosnian Serb president, a ballot that was allegedly rigged by a...

Bosnian Serbs protest alleging vote-rigging by Dodik

Oct. 09, 2022 15:01 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia (AP) — Thousands of people rallied Sunday in Bosnia for the second time in a week, alleging that a pro-Russian Bosnian Serb leader rigged a ballot during a general election in the Balkan country earlier this month. Final results of the Oct. 2 vote in Bosnia are yet...

Bosnia election officials investigate possible vote-rigging

Oct. 07, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia’s election authorities expressed concerns Friday over widespread problems at polling stations and reports of irregularities and vote-rigging in the general election last weekend. They ordered ballot checks at over 1,000 polling stations and promised to...

Voting begins in Bosnia election, little expected to change

Oct. 02, 2022 07:58 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Polls opened Sunday in Bosnia for a general election that is unlikely to bring any substantial change despite palpable disappointment in the small, ethnically divided Balkan country with the long-established cast of sectarian political leaders. ...

US scoffs as Bosnian Serb leader claims he can spy on US

Sep. 15, 2022 09:34 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo on Thursday described claims by the Bosnian Serb leader that his security services are eavesdropping on the American ambassador to Sarajevo as “blustering" and added that his separatist policies are “gambling” with the future...