Magazinovic proposes Abolishment of Double Functions in Politics

The SDP BiH party MP in the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sasa Magazinovic, announced on Mondau in Sarajevo that he would send a proposal for changes to the Election Law of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the parliamentary procedure, which would abolish double functions.

He stated that it is known that the Government of FBiH was not formed for two years and that it took a very long time for the formation of the Council of Ministers of BiH, and during that time the same people held the positions of both MPs and ministers.

Magazinovic pointed out that, although the laws provide for the incompatibility of these functions, before the last elections an exception was made in such cases, which is now obviously becoming the rule.

“It is physically impossible to perform these two functions with quality, and that is why this Proposal of the Law on Amendments to the Election Law envisages the possibility of putting the mandate on hold,” said Magazinovic.

He explained that this means that a minister at any level of government who has won a mandate in the legislature can put that mandate on hold, and that he performs the function of MP first next from the list while the minister has a mandate in the executive branch.

Magazinovic specified that it would be possible to do that once in the circumstances of the formation of the government and once during the mandate at the request of the deputies in any circumstances, Fena news agency reports.

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