ElectionGudie

Oct. 1, 2006 Held

1,513,597
Voted
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

Results

51%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,513,597
Valid Votes:1,412,078
Invalid Votes:101,519

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Party of Independent Social Democrats 7 - 262,203

18.57%

Party of Democratic Action 9 - 238,475

16.89%

Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 - 219,487

15.54%

Social Democratic Party 5 - 131,450

9.31%

Serbian Democratic Party 3 - 108,616

7.69%

Croatian Democratic Union 3 - 68,188

4.83%

Croats Together 2 - 52,095

3.69%

Bosnian-Herzegovinan Patriotic Party 1 - - 37,608

2.66%

Party of Democratic Progress 1 - 28,410

2.10%

People's Party Work for Betterment 1 - 27,487

1.95%

Democratic People's Alliance 1 - 19,868

1.41%

Democratic People's Union 1 - - 16,221

1.15%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

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

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Chairman of the Presidency Sulejman TIHIC *
  • Head of Government: Chairman of the Council o 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 parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Democratic Action Party / (SDA)
    • Leader: Sulejman TIHIC
    • Seats won in last National House of Representatives election: 10
  • Party: Social Democratic Party / (SDP)
    • Leader: Zlatko LAGUMDZIJA
    • Seats won in last National House of Representatives election: 4
  • Party: Alliance of Independent Social Democrats / (SNSD)
    • Leader: Milorad DODIK
    • Seats won in last National House of Representatives election: 3
  • Party: Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina / (SBiH)
    • Leader: Haris SILAJDZIC
    • Seats won in last National House of Representatives election: 6
  • Party: Serb Democratic Party / (SDS)
    • Leader: Dragan CAVIC
    • Seats won in last National House of Representatives election: 5
  • Party: Croatian Democratic Community of Bosnia-Herzegovina / (HDZ-BH)
    • Leader: Dragan COVIC
    • Seats won in last National House of Representatives election: 5
  • Party: Democratic Progress Party / (PDP)
    • Leader: Mladen IVANIC
    • Seats won in last National House of Representatives election: 2
  • Coalition: Coalition of the Croat Union********
    • Leader: Bozo LJUBIC
    • Seats won in last National House of Representatives election: N/A

******** The Coalition of the Croat Union includes the Croat Democratic Community (HDZ) 1990 of leader Bozo LJUBIC, Croat Christian Democratic Union (HKDU), Croatian Democratic Union Bosnia and Herzegovina (HDU), Croatian Peasants Party Bosnia and Herzegovina (HSS), and Croatian Democratic Christians.

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Elections to the National House of Representatives (Predstavnicki Dom) were last held on October 5, 2002.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 4,498,976 (July 2006 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 2,736,886 (September 2006 Of the 2.7 million voters, 1.7 millions are in the BiH Federation and 1 million in the Republic of Srpska.)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,926,514 (2006)

·         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: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 6 (House of Representatives) (following 2006 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: 674,846 (est.)