Presentation of Proposals for Implementation of “Sejdić-Finci” Ruling

The Sarajevo Open Center will organize in Sarajevo today a public discussion on the implementation of the “Sejdić-Finci” ruling and present models for its implementation.

The model entitled “unicameral parliamentary political system in BiH” is based on the recommendations of the Venice Commission and the experiences of the Swiss political system, and predicts the abolition of the BiH Presidency and the transfer of executive power and authority to the Council of Ministers.

The BiH Council of Ministers would in this case be the central executive body with the equal representation of constituent peoples and the ‘Others’.

The executive power would become more functional, says the Open Center. It would be simpler and would create the preconditions for a more intensive engagement in Euro Atlantic integration.

Also, the model implies the abolition of the House of Peoples of the BiH Parliament and the formation of the unicameral national parliament of BiH, which would include veto mechanism of “collective vital interest”.

This veto mechanism would be available to the constituent peoples and ‘Others’.

“The future unicameral parliament would have twice as many delegates, with equal participation of the ‘Other’. The legislative process would become more efficient and transparent, and preconditions would be created so that parliament could again become the central institution of the BiH political system’’, announced the Open Center.

According to the Center, such enforcement of the “Sejdić-Finci” ruling would eliminate ethnic discrimination, and would contribute to the creation of a more functional, efficient and most cost-effective system.

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