Ten parties in Bosnia have received 76,63 percent of more than 245 million Bosnian Marks from public budgets between 2004 and 2016, with the main Bosniak Party, the Party of Democratic Action (SDA), taking the lead.
The SDA got 18,91 percent of the total sum over a twelve-year period, followed by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) with 13,96 percent, while the main Bosnian Serb party, the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD), received 10,68 percent.
The Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina got 8,72 percent, the Croat Democratic Union (HDZ BiH) eight percent, the Serb Democratic Party 6,03 percent, the Union for a Better Future 3,19 percent, the Party for Democratic Progress (PDP) 2,72 percent, the Peoples Party for Work and Betterment 2,18 percent and the Croat Democratic Union 1990 (HDZ 1990) 2,25 percent.
Most of the money came from the governments of Bosnia’s two semi-autonomous entities – the Federation (FBiH), shared mostly between Bosniaks and Croats, and from Republika Srpska (RS), mostly populated by Serbs.
The FBiH gave more than 12 million Bosnian Marks to political parties, which makes up more than 66 percent of the total amount parties received in Bosnia.
The other semi-autonomous entity, Republika Srpska (RS), gave more than 4,8 million Bosnian Marks, or 26,81 percent.
The Brcko District gave more than 250,000 Bosnian Marks, 1,43 percent of the total.
More than 940,000 Bosnian Marks, or 5,22 percent, came from the state-level budget.