Member of B&H Presidency and the leader of the Party of Democratic Progress (PDP) Mladen Ivanic considers it indisputable that problems exist in the work of the Court and Prosecutor’s Office in B&H, but he does not see the referendum as the best solution.
According to Ivanic, the referendum could serve for opening the issue of changing the Dayton Agreement, which would certainly not be in the interest of the Serbs and the B&H entity RS.
Ivanic said he approves the attitudes of the President of Republika Srpska Milorad Dodik, who initiated the referendum, on the character, behavior, and the practice of the court and prosecution in B&H, as well as that he considers those institutions were means of attempting to eliminate the influence of the Serb and Croat politicians.
“It is a court that has been used for creating an image about war crimes in B&H because it dominantly, almost exclusively, convicted the Serbs and almost no one for crimes against the Serbs”, Ivanic said.
It is clear that the answer of the citizens at the referendum would be “no”, in the highest possible percentage, but the question arises – what after that, Ivanic said.
“We must now what does the government plan to do after the referendum, but they did not say that and I think they do not even know that. I am getting the impression that they are using the referendum for some political promotion and not to make something actually happen, and that is why my attitude is cautious”, said Ivanic.
Ivanic assessed that a large number of countries want to take advantage of the referendum in order to open the issue of the change of the Dayton Agreement, i.e. as an alibi that such B&H cannot work, which is certainly not in the interest of Republika Srpska.