Bosnian local elections set to take place on October 4, except in Mostar

NEWS 07.05.2020 11:50
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Bosnia's top electoral authority decided on Thursday that local elections will be held across the country on October 4, 2020 - with exception of the southern city of Mostar.

According to the Central Election Commission (CIK), the total of 3,374, 364 citizens, which does not include Mostar residents, are eligible the vote.

Citizens will elect 64 municipal councils in Federation and 56 in municipal assemblies in Republika Srpska, the country's two semi-autonomous regions, as well as 40 city councils in RS, 7 city assemblies in RS, 22 mayors in the whole country and the Assembly of Brcko District, a separate administrative unit in the country's north.

CIK Secretary said the elections in Mostar would be called once the conditions for that are met.

The local elections in the City of Mostar were last held in 2008. Two years later, the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina acted upon motion of Croat representatives in the state Parliament, assessing as unconstitutional parts of the Bosnia’s Election Law which refer to the City of Mostar.

The court tasked the state Parliament in 2010 to amend the Election Law regarding the provisions which treat the electoral rules in that city but this did not happen to date and Mostar elections remain the subject of political disagreements.