Denis Zvizdic, Chairman of the College of the House of Representatives of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Parliament, said that a session of that House at which a new convocation of the Council of Ministers should be confirmed could be held on December 23rd or 30th.
These dates were discussed at session of the Joint Collegium of both PSBiH chambers on Tuesday and there is unanimous agreement to hold the session on December 23rd if the Central Election Commission (CEC) and the State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) complete the verifications for ministerial and deputy candidates.
If the checks are not completed by that date, then the session will be held on December 30th for the BiH Council of Ministers to be appointed before the New Year. Zoran Tegeltija, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of BiH should forward the remaining names for ministers and deputies to the CEC and SIPA, but this has not yet been done.
Ministers and deputy ministers in the state government have been nominated by a total of nine political parties. The new convening of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH’s) Council of Ministers, headed by Prime Minister Zoran Tegeltija, is due to be appointed by the end of the year, and a day after the appointment to NATO headquarters, a Reform Program adopted by the BiH Presidency will be sent, Klix.ba news portal reports.
BiH Council of Ministers Chairman: Zoran Tegeltija (SNSD)
BiH Foreign Minister: Bisera Turkovic (SDA)
BiH Deputy Foreign Minister: Josip Brkic (HDZ)
BiH Minister of Security: Fahrudin Radoncic (SBB)
BiH Deputy Minister of Security: Vladimir Mijatovic (Socialist Party)
BiH Minister of Defense: Sifet Podzic (DF)
BiH First Deputy Minister of Defense: Mijo Krešić (HDZ)
Second Deputy Minister of Defense of BiH: Mirko Okolić (SNSD)
BiH Minister of Finance and Treasury: Vjekoslav Bevanda (HDZ)
BiH Deputy Minister of Finance and Treasury: Hazim Rancic (SDA)
BiH Minister of Justice: Josip Grubesa (HDZ)
BiH Deputy Minister of Justice: Nezir Pivic (SDA)
BiH Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations: Stasa Kosarac (SNSD)
BiH Deputy Minister for Foreign Trade and Economic Relations: Ljiljana Lovric (HSS)
BiH Minister of Communications and Transport: Vojin Mitrovic (SNSD)
BiH Deputy Minister of Communications and Transport: Nedzad Brankovic (SDA)
BiH Minister for Human Rights and Refugees: Drasko Acimovic or Mladjan Bozovic (non-partisan minister proposed by DNS)
BiH Deputy Minister for Human Rights and Refugees: Dzevad Mahmutovic (SDA)
BiH Minister of Civil Affairs: Ankica Gudeljevic (HDZ)
BiH Deputy Minister of Civil Affairs: Sinisa Ilic (United Srpska)