Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidential election 2018 Voting Live

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidential election 2018 Results Voting Live

Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidential election Dates 2018

Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidential election Date:  7 October 2018

The Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the three-member body which collectively serves as head of state of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

According to the Article V of the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina consists of three members: one Bosniak and one Croat elected from the Federation and one Serb elected from the Republika Srpska. Together, they serve one four-year term.

The member with the most votes becomes the chairperson unless he or she was the incumbent chairman at the time of the election, but the chairmanship rotates every eight months, to ensure equality.

Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidential election Voting Live 2018 

1. As elections in BiH near, EU integration process lags behind


Electoral system of Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • The Chairman of the Presidency is elected by plurality vote to serve a 4-year term. All members of the presidency serve 4 year terms.
  • Chairman of the Council of Ministers is appointed by the presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the approval of the parliament.
  • In the In the House of Peoples (Dom Naroda) 15 members are indirectly elected by parliament to serve 4-year terms.*
  • In the National House of Representatives (Predstavnicki Dom) 42 members are elected through an open-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.**

* The seats are made up of 5 Bosnians, 5 Croats, and 5 Serbs. Members are elected by the Bosniak/Croat Federation s House of Representatives and the Republika Srpska s National Assembly.

** 28 seats are allocated from the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) and 14 seats from the Republika Srpska (RS). In the FBiH, 21 of the 28 deputies are elected in five multi-member constituencies. The remaining seven are elected from political party compensatory lists. In the RS, 9 of the 14 deputies are elected in three multi-member constituencies, with the remaining five elected from political party compensatory lists. There is a 3 percent threshold for entering parliament. Bosnia and Herzegovina utilizes a "zipper" style gender quota, which means that members of the "minority gender" must be equally spaced out in the party list. Parties must allocate approximately one-third of their seats to the "minority gender." Pure Seats are allocated using the pure Sainte-Lague method.

Candidates for Presidential election

Mladen Ivanic, Bakir Izetbegovic, Dragan Covic


Bosnia and Herzegovina Parties and leaders


SDA – Bakir Izetbegovic

PDP – Mladen Ivanic

HDZ BiH – Dragan Covic

Bosnia and Herzegovina past election results 

Candidate Party Votes %
Bosniak member
Bakir Izetbegović Party of Democratic Action 247,235 32.87
Fahrudin Radončić Union for a Better Future of BiH 201,454 26.78
Emir Suljagić Democratic Front 114,334 15.20
Bakir Hadžiomerović Social Democratic Party 75,369 10.02
Sefer Halilović Bosnian-Herzegovinian Patriotic Party-Sefer Halilović 66,230 8.80
Mustafa Cerić Independent 33,882 4.50
Džebrail Bajramović Diaspora Party 5,041 0.67
Mirsad Kebo Independent 3,893 0.52
Halil Tuzlić Independent 3,162 0.42
Adil Žigić Independent 1,637 0.22
Croat member
Dragan Čović Croatian Democratic Union 128,053 52.20
Martin Raguž Croatian Democratic Union 1990 94,695 38.61
Živko Budimir Party of Justice and Trust 15,368 6.27
Anto Popović Democratic Front 7,179 2.93
Serb member
Mladen Ivanić SDS–PDP–NDP–SRS RS–PUP 318,196 48.71
Željka Cvijanović SNSD–DNS–SP 310,658 47.56
Goran Zmijanjac Fair Policy Party 24,334 3.73
Invalid/blank votes 137,473
Total 1,788,193 100

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