After 12 Years: Elections in Mostar on December 20th


During the session of the Central Election Commission of Bosia and Herzegovina, the first item on the agenda was the Proposal of the Decision on calling the local elections in 2020 in the City of Mostar.

CEC President Zeljko Bakalar made this point with a proposal to hold elections in Mostar on December 20th.

After discussion by CEC members, this point was adopted.

The number of voters with a cross section on July 22 is 100,457, and they would be distributed by constituencies.

After several meetings of distant positions, the leaders of HDZ and SDA parties, Dragan Covic and Bakir Izetbegovic, signed a political agreement on holding elections in the largest city in Herzegovina on June 17th, Klix.ba news portal reports.

Izetbegovic and Covic agreed on the implementation of the Constitutional Court ruling, due to which local elections in Mostar have not been held since 2008, as well as amendments to the statute of the City of Mostar, which should be adopted at the first constituent session after the new City Council elections.

Also, by signing the document, Covic and Izetbegovic undertook to agree on the disputed issues from the Election Law by the end of 2021, in order to be ready to enter the 2022 election year.

The signing of the agreement was attended by the High Representative in BiH Valentin Inzko, US Ambassador Eric Nelson, British Ambassador to BiH Matthew Field and the head of the EU Delegation to BiH Johann Sattler.

The agreement was also signed by Slaven Zeljko and Salem Maric, presidents of the HDZ and SDA city organizations in Mostar.

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