At stake in this election:
- The office of Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Description of government structure:
- Chief of State: Chairman of the Presidency Sulejman TIHIC *
- Head of Government: Chairman of the Council of Ministers Adnan TERZIC
- Assembly: Bosnia and Herzegovina has a bicameral Parliamentary Assembly (Skupstina) consisting of the House of Peoples (Dom Naroda) with 15 seats and the National House of Representatives (Predstavnicki Dom) with 42 seats.
* The Presidency consists of three members who rotate every eight months. Sulejman TIHIC (Bosniak) has been Chairman of the Presidency since 28 February 2006. The other members of the Presidency are Borislav PARAVAC (Serb) and Ivo Miro JOVIC (Croat). The three members of the Presidency (one Bosniak, one Croat, one Serb) are elected by popular vote to serve a 4-year term. The Chairmanship of the Presidency rotates every eight months among the three members.
Description of electoral system:
- The Chairman of the Presidency is elected by popular vote to serve a 4-year term.
- In the House of Peoples (Dom Naroda) 15 members are elected by indirect vote to serve 4-year terms*. In the National House of Representatives (Predstavnicki Dom) 42 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 4-year terms.**
* The seats are made up of 5 Bosniaks, 5 Croats, and 5 Serbs. Members are elected by the Bosniak/Croat Federation's House of Representatives and the Republika Srpska's National Assembly.
** 28 seats are allocated from the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and 14 seats from the Republika Srpska.
Main Candidates in the Presidential race:
- Haris SILAJDZIC (Bosniak)
- Bakir IZETBEGOVIC (Bosniak)
- Fahrudin RADONCIC (Bosniak)
- Ibrahim DEDOVIC (Bosniak)
- Zeljko KOMSIC(Croat)
- Party: Social Democratic Party / (SDP)
- Borjana KRISTO (Croat)
- Martin RAGUZ (Croat)
- Jerko Ivankovic LIJANOVIC
- Nebojsa RADMANOVIC (Serb)
- Mladen IVANIC (Serb)
- Rajko POPOVIC (Serb)
- Party: N/A
Population and number of registered voters:
- Population: 3,835,258 (2010)
- Registered Voters: 3,129,599 (May 2010 )
· Female Population: 1,925,585 (2010)
· Is Bosnia and Herzegovina a signatory to CEDAW: No
· Has Bosnia and Herzegovina ratified CEDAW: Yes, succession (1 September 1993)
· Gender Quota: Yes
· Female candidates in this election: Yes
· Number of Female Parliamentarians: 7 (House of Representatives) (following 2010 elections)
· Human Development Index Position: 85 (2014)
· Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very Low (2014)
· Is Bosnia and Herzegovina a signatory to CRPD: Yes (29 July 2009)
· Has Bosnia and Herzegovina ratified CRPD: Yes (12 March 2010)
· Population with a disability: 575,288 (est.)