EU urges BiH Authorities to form Federation House of Peoples without Delay

The efforts of political parties should focus on the establishment of new authorities, starting with the election of delegates to the new Federation House of Peoples by the cantonal assemblies. We therefore urge the cantonal assemblies that have not done so to fulfil their constitutional obligations and elect their delegates without further delay.

Having in mind that the general elections have taken place and been certified, the old House of Peoples lacks democratic legitimacy to make decisions, particularly on important issues like the adoption of the budget. Beside the legal questions concerning such decisions, the adoption of the budget by the old House of Peoples would also set a dangerous precedent, which could be abused to further delay the formation of authorities in BiH, which is unacceptable.

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