Zovko: a solution for the election law cannot be imposed but must be home-grown
Strasbourg, 23 November 2021
The European Parliament will hold a debate on the situation Bosnia and Herzegovina during the plenary session in Strasbourg. Vice Chair of the Delegation for relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo Željana Zovko stresses that time is running out for the political leaders to come to an agreement on the required electoral reforms.
“The growing friction between the three communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina unfortunately distracts the attention from the most urgent task that awaits actions from the politicians, namely the agreement on the reform of the election law to provide inclusive elections for all constituent peoples and all citizens,” Zovko stated and referred to the parliamentary resolutions that underline that credible elections require that the election law must comply with the state court and international court decisions.
“A final solution cannot be imposed and must be home-grown and in respect of the Dayton Peace Agreement and the BiH Constitution.” Said Zovko, adding that ensuring legitimate representation of the constituent peoples and citizens of BiH would not only improve the functionality of the country, but would also mean a breakthrough in the country’s reform agenda and a stepping-stone for its European aspirations.