The House of Representatives of the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina has on Thursday confirmed the appointment of Selmo Cikotic as the new Minister of Security of BiH.
Out of 32 deputies present, 17 were in favor, 12 against, while three abstained. After the repeated voting, which was requested by MP Branislav Borenovic, out of 33 MPs present, there were 18 in favor, 13 against, and two abstentions.
Cikotic was nominated by Council of Ministers Chairman Zoran Tegeltija, saying the appointment was made following a proposal by the SDA party and a review by the relevant agencies, Klix.ba news portal reports.
The newly elected Minister Cikotic, said that the issue of illegal migrants will be the first to be dealt with after taking office.
Cikotic said for Srna news agency that he will probably take over the duty of minister tomorrow and that he will work diligently on resolving the issue of the migrant crisis.
Asked whether he would insist that illegal migrants return to their countries of origin, Cikotic said that he did not already know that and that these were “details”.
“I will talk to the deputy and those who have been informed,” Cikotic said.