ElectionsInfo.net     An Internet archive of election results and analysis

ElectionsInfo

United States

International

Search

   Bosnia and Herzegovina

CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

BIH

Website

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Established

3/3/1992

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

5/6/2004


Institutions

Chairman of the Presidency

House of Peoples

House of Representatives

Prime Minister

State

Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Serb Republic

Brcko


DESCRIPTION

Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosna i Hercegovina Formerly administered by the defunct Serbian controlled nation of Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina are Southeastern European states bordering the Adriatic Sea and Croatia. Upon declaring independence from Yugoslavia, Serbians took arms to stop the Bosniaks and Croats from seceding. Ethnic war lasted until 1995 when the Dayton Agreement was signed. The Dayton Agreement established legal boundaries between the the warring states now known as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia. That same year, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization were charged with enforcing the Dayton Agreement with the presence of peacekeeping forces. With its capital in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina have two first-order administrative divisions and one internationally supervised district: Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina (Bosniak Croat Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina), Republika Srpska (Srpska Republic), and the Brcko Distrikt (Brcko District). A federal democratic republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina are led by three presidents (one Bosniak, one Croat, one Serb) who take turns assuming the ceremonial duties of President every eight months. The President is the Head of State. Presidential terms are for four years, elected by popular vote. The Head of Government is the Chairman of the Council of Ministers, diplomatically referred to as a premier. He leads the Council of Ministers which stands as the nation's cabinet. Legislation is the jurisdiction of the bicameral Parliamentary Assembly or Skupstina. It consists of the National House of Representatives or Predstavnicki Dom and the House of Peoples or Dom Naroda.


INFO LINKS

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina

State Government of Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina in Bosnia and Herzegovina

State Government of Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Office of the High Representative for the Dayton Agreement in Bosnia and Herzegovina

SFOR Stabilization Force of NATO in Bosnia and Herzegovina


MAP

 


MEDIA

Newspaper

Bosnian Institute Newspaper


NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

Contributor

10/22/2013 4:55 pm

News

Bosnian soccer success sets example for healing ethnic divide

IndyGeorgia

7/21/2008 7:00 pm

News

Karadzic Captured

L'illusionniste

5/1/2006 3:00 pm

News

Experts find evidence of Bosnia pyramid

RP

6/3/2005 1:00 pm

News

Bosnian execution video shakes families

Brandon


All information on this site is © ElectionsInfo.net and should not be used without attribution.