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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Polls open for 2018 general election02:00

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Polls open for 2018 general election

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Laktasi
October 7, 2018 at 15:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

Voting began in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Sunday, as polling stations opened for the 2018 general elections. Footage shows the President of the Republika Srpska Milorad Dodik voting in his hometown of Laktasi in the north of the country.

Dodik is a candidate for the national presidency and appeared confident of the results, saying "I expect a great victory, that will allow for important work to be done for the Republic of Srpska."

Dodik is a controversial figure who has attempted to downplay the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and who has denied that Serbian actions in the Bosnian War constituted genocide.

Bosnia and Herzegovina has a presidency made up of three members drawn from the country`s different ethnic groups, one Serb representative is chosen by the voters of the Republic Srpska and the voters of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina elect the Bosniak and Croat representatives.

Voters are also electing representatives to the 42 member national House of Representatives, as well as to the two state level parliaments of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republika Srpska.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Polls open for 2018 general election02:00
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Voting began in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Sunday, as polling stations opened for the 2018 general elections. Footage shows the President of the Republika Srpska Milorad Dodik voting in his hometown of Laktasi in the north of the country.

Dodik is a candidate for the national presidency and appeared confident of the results, saying "I expect a great victory, that will allow for important work to be done for the Republic of Srpska."

Dodik is a controversial figure who has attempted to downplay the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and who has denied that Serbian actions in the Bosnian War constituted genocide.

Bosnia and Herzegovina has a presidency made up of three members drawn from the country`s different ethnic groups, one Serb representative is chosen by the voters of the Republic Srpska and the voters of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina elect the Bosniak and Croat representatives.

Voters are also electing representatives to the 42 member national House of Representatives, as well as to the two state level parliaments of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republika Srpska.

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