Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH’s) Central Election Commission (CIK) announced the preliminary results of the general elections for members of the Presidency on Saturday.
Results presented at CIK official website after counting the ballots showed that the Bosniak candidate Sefik Dzaferovic from the Party of Democratic Action (SDA) won 36.48 percent of the votes, while the Croatian candidate Zeljko Komsic, a member of the Democratic Front (DF), won 54.16 percent of the votes.
Milorad Dodik from the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD), with 53.86 percent of the votes, is a Serb candidate of the BiH Presidency, official information showed.
Till 7 p.m. local time (1700 GMT) on election day on Oct. 7, 2018, 53.26 percent of BiH citizens had voted, slightly less than the previous general elections when the turnout rate was 54.47 percent.
This year’s elections are the eighth general elections since November 1990 when the country held its first free, fair and multi-party elections since it became an independent state after the dissolution of former Yugoslavia in which BiH was one of the republics.