Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic met the leader of the main Croat ethnic party in Bosnia and Herzegovina Dragan Covic on Saturday and they called for urgent changes to Bosnian election law.
Following the meeting, Covic wrote on his Twitter that he and the Croatian PM discussed bilateral relations and progress of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Also, they underlined the importance of the electoral reform.
“This incredibly important process must finally restore alienated rights of Croats and eliminate discrimination,” said the HDZ BiH leader, who is currently the speaker of Bosnia's House of Poeples, the parliament's upper chamber.
Covic reiterated his earlier stance that the election law changes must ensure legitimate representation of constituent peoples in both the House of Peoples and in the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
1. With 🇭🇷 PM @AndrejPlenkovic on cooperation, bilateral relations & progress of #BiH. Regarding 🇧🇦, we called for urgent changes of the current Election Law. This incredibly important process must finally restore alienated rights of Croats and eliminate discrimination. pic.twitter.com/mIBk7sZ3LC
— Dragan Čović (@Dragan_Covic) January 15, 2022
Covic's HDZ BiH is the sister party to Plenkovic’s Croatian HDZ.
Plenkovic also briefly commented on the meeting, expressing support to the political talks on electoral reform in BiH and emphasising the need to achieve the equality of Bosnia's three constituent peoples.
Susret s @Dragan_Covic i potpora nastavku pregovora političkih aktera u BiH o izmjenama Izbornog zakona za ostvarivanje ravnopravnosti sva tri konstitutivna naroda. Sinergija sva tri konstitutivna naroda i ostalih ključna je kako bi BiH bila funkcionalna i mogla ići naprijed. pic.twitter.com/nHiZUWUXCz
— Andrej Plenković (@AndrejPlenkovic) January 15, 2022