Preliminary vote results indicate continued split on Bosnia’s futureBy AP
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Early results indicate split on Bosnia’s future
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Preliminary election results indicate that Bosnia’s shared leadership will remain split along ethnic lines on the question of the nation’s future.
Election Commission head Irena Hadziabdic said late Sunday that two incumbent presidents are ahead with half the votes counted.
They are Zeljko Komsic, who holds the Croat seat and Nebojsa Radmanovic, who has the Serb seat. Komsic believes in a unified multiethnic Bosnia of Serbs, Croats and Bosniaks, whereas Radmanovic favors Serb secession.
Leading the race for the Bosniak — or Bosnian Muslim seat — is Bakir Izetbegovic, also a strong advocate of a unified Bosnia.