I would like for the new year to start with the process of slow change in the perception of politics in BiH. Politics should become the most boring thing in people’s lives and they should concern themselves with other, more important issues, Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mladen Ivanić told FENA when asked about his expectations in 2015.
He wants for politics to become more monotonous, as in other parts of the world, and not something you go to bed with at night and something you wake up with in the morning. He points out that politicians mostly contribute to this.
“I hope that people will live at least a little better than today because it would be the most valuable thing that the new year can bring,” said Ivanić.
For him as a politician, 2014 will be remembered as the year of elections. He thinks that election results in Republika Srpska are especially interesting since there is noticeable polarization of the electorate.
“At the level of the Council of Ministers and the BiH Presidency, we from the Alliance for Change won, while the RS Government and the President will remain the same. Hence, 2014 will remain a year of polarization in my memory. If only another 3,500 people voted for Ognjen Tadić instead of Milorad Dodik, he would have won. Another thing we learned from the elections is that every vote counts and that the saying ‘my vote will not change anything’ is not true,” says the current Chairman of the Presidency.