Still no decision on second municipal vote in Bosnian town

The Bosnian State Election Commission did not adopt any decision on Monday about a new vote in Stolac, which was stopped during local elections on October 2 due to violence.

The Commission could not agree whether a discussion on the regularity of the voting in Stolac would be included on the agenda. Three Bosniak members were for the discussion, while the Croat and Serb members were against, contending that all information relevant for a decision had not been gathered yet.

The three Bosniak members said the vote in Stolac must be annulled and a new one organised. The Croat Commission members said it was first necessary to establish if the vote should be held at all polling stations or only those where incidents had occurred, calling for establishing all the facts before deciding.

If a decision is made to hold the vote again, the vote should be held within two weeks.

Voting in Stolac was stopped after a Bosniak candidate for municipal head, Salmir Kaplan, physically assaulted members of the election commission after accusing the commission of breaking the law.

Last update: Mon, 10/10/2016 - 17:41
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