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Yearbook 2018

2018 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina. At the October presidential election, three presidents were elected, according to the constitution. For the Bosnian Serbs (Republika Srpska), Milorad Dodik, who is for a split between Bosnia and Herzegovina, won for the Serbs SDA's Šefik Džaferović and for the Croatians Social Democrat Željko Komšić from the party HDZ. The election was preceded by a campaign full of ethnic tensions. The question was very much about whether the country should be united or divided and whether to approach the EU or not.

According to, the country's complex political system with three presidents is a product of the Balkan war in the early 1990s. After the war, the country was divided into two halves, one side dominated by Serbs and the other by Croats and Muslims. The term of office of the three presidents rotates and you are governed eight months each.

2018 Bosnia and Herzegovina

At the beginning of the year, an investigation was started about a paramilitary organization called "Serbian honor". It is suspected that it was created as a means of pressure against people who oppose Bosnian Serb President Milorad Dodik. Reports have come that the organization's members have been trained by Russians. The aim of the Russians would be to create instability in the region and opposition to NATO and the EU, among others.

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