ElectionGudie

Nov. 11, 2000 Held

1,597,805
Voted
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Election for Predstavnicki Dom (Bosnia and Herzegovina House of Representatives)

Results

64%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,597,805
Valid Votes:1,597,805
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Party of Democratic Action 8 - 279,548

18.80%

Social Democratic Party 9 - 262,270

17.70%

Serb Democratic Party 6 - 248,579

16.70%

Croatian Democratic Union 5 - 169,821

11.40%

Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina 5 - 168,995

11.40%

Party of Democratic Progress 2 - 95,245

6.40%

SNSD-DSP Coalition 1 - 66,684

4.50%

Socialist Party of the Serbian Republic 1 - 38,851

2.60%

SNS PB 1 - 28,125

1.90%

New Croatian Initiative 1 - 23,244

1.50%

Democratic People's Union 1 - 19,527

1.30%

Bosnian-Herzegovinan Patriotic Party 1 - 17,248

1.20%

Democratic Party of Pensioners 1 - 15,962

1.10%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 42 seats in the National House of Representatives (Predstavnicki Dom)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Three-person presidency Alija IZETBEGOVIC (Bosniak), Zivko RADISIC (Serb) and Ante JELAVIC (Croat) *
  • Head of Government: vacant; NA **
  • Assembly: Bosnia and Herzegovina has a bicameral Parliament (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, one Bosniak, one Croat and one Serb, who rotate every eight months.

** In February 2000, the Supreme Court ruled that the structure of the Council of Ministers was unconstitutional; a new structure is being negotiated

Description of electoral system:

  • The Three-person presidency is elected by popular vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the House of Peoples (Dom Naroda) 15 members are elected 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 parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina (SDPBH)
    • Leader: Zlatko LAGUMDEIJA
    • Seats won in this National House of Representatives election: 9
    • Seats won in last National House of Representatives election: 4
  • Party: Party for Democratic Action (SDA)
    • Leader: Alija IZETBEGOVIC
    • Seats won in this National House of Representatives election: 8
    • Seats won in last National House of Representatives election: N/A
  • Party: Serbian Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina (SDS-BiH)
    • Leader: Dragan KALINIC
    • Seats won in this National House of Representatives election: 6
    • Seats won in last National House of Representatives election: 4
  • Party: Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ)
    • Leader: Ante JELAVIC
    • Seats won in this National House of Representatives election: 5
    • Seats won in last National House of Representatives election: 6
  • Party: Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina (SBiH)
    • Leader: Haris SILAJDEIC
    • Seats won in this National House of Representatives election: 4
    • Seats won in last National House of Representatives election: 0

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections to the National House of Representatives last held: September 12-13, 1998

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,835,777 (July 2000 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 2,523,485

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,902,116 (2000)

·         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: 3 (House of Representatives) (following 2000 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 85 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         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: 575,366 (est.)