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Zeljko Komsic confirms he will run for BiH Presidency once more

May 7, 2022
Incumbent Bosnian Croat Presidency member Zeljko Komsic said Saturday evening he would run again for the office of the Croat Presidency member, while speaking for the local Face TV.
“I will. I must go on, I cant stop now,” Komsic responded when asked if he would run for the office at the October general elections.
There is no giving up in the business he has decided to pursue, so he “has to go all the way”, he said.
Komsic announced that he will be the candidate of his party, the Democratic Front (DF), and for now he does not know if there will be any other bigger party to support him.
Komsic said that what the Croat Democratic Union (HDZ BiH) leader Dragan Covic is asking for, regarding the amendment to the Election Law is “unequal value of one’s vote, that was given to him by [former member and leader of the Social Democratic Party – SDP] Zlatko Lagumdzija in 2012.”
Bosnia’s general elections are scheduled for October 2, and the existing Election Law defines that one Croat and one Bosniak from the Federation of BiH entity and one Serb from the Republika Srpska entity are elected to the Presidency of BiH.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled in five judgments that these provisions are discriminatory because they limit active and passive suffrage by ethnicity and place of residence, while preventing members of national minorities and others from running for the BiH Presidency.
Source:  https://ba.n1info.com/english/news/zeljko-komsic-confirms-he-will-run-for-bih-presidency-once-more/

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