Candidates of the Party of Democratic Action (SDA), the Democratic Front (DF) and the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD) are leading in the run for Bosnia’s tripartite Presidency, according to the preliminary election results presented by the Central Election Commission (CEC) late Sunday night.
CEC President Branko Petric presented the preliminary results of the general election held across the country on Sunday after 741,599 votes have been processed.
SDA’s Sefik Dzaferovic, who ran for the post of the Bosniak member of Bosnia’s Presidency, won 37.97 percent of votes, holding a lead over his opponent Denis Becirovic, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), who won 33.40 percent of votes.
49.47 percent of voters gave the support to DF’s Zeljko Komsic, the candidate for the Croat member of the state Presidency, while his main opponent and the Croat member of the Presidency in this term, Dragan Covic, the candidate of the Croat Democratic Union (HDZ BiH), won 38.66 percent of votes.
Finally, the Serb candidate for the Presidency who has won the largest number of votes is SNSD’s Milorad Dodik, followed by the Alliance for Victory’s (SzP) Mladen Ivanic, now outgoing Presidency member.
The Central Election Commission said the voter turnout in the Sunday election was 53.36 percent.
Over three million voters were eligible to vote in the Bosnia’s general election this weekend and cast their vote for members of the state presidency, entity presidents and vice presidents as well as the members of the state, entity and cantonal parliaments.