Bosnian Serb authorities intend to use police records as electoral roll

Authorities in the Bosnian Serb entity Republika Srpska (RS) do not intend to back out of conducting a referendum planned for 25 September on the issue of the entity's national day and intend to use police records to replace the electoral roll which the Bosnian Central Electoral Commission (SIP) has refused to provide, the head of a special referendum commission, Sinisa Karan, announced on Monday.

After today's meeting of the commission, which was established by the RS parliament, Karan told reporters that preparations for the referendum were continuing, adding they would not be affected by political pressure or decisions by the Constitutional Court.

He added that only the entity parliament that adopted the decision on the referendum can indeed change that decision.

The commission is not worried about the fact that the SIP last week decided not to forward the electoral roll to them after describing the referendum and the body working on its implementation as illegal.

"We will approach other bodies too. The entity's interior ministry has all the necessary information," Karan said.

Last update: Mon, 05/09/2016 - 18:02

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