Bosnia: Parliament says yes to new Premier

Bosnian-Croat Vjekoslav Bevanda to form new government

12 January, 17:37

(ANSAmed) - SARAJEVO, JANUARY 12 - The Bosnian Parliament today approved the nomination of the Bosnian-Croat politician Vjekoslav Bevanda as Prime Minister. He will have to form a new central government, 15 months after the general elections of October 2010. Bevanda, a 55-year-old economist and member of the nationalist Croatian Democratic Union party (HDZ), should present his cabinet for approval to the Parliament by the end of this month.

The cabinet includes nine Ministers: two Croats, three Serbs, two Muslims and two members of the social-democrat party, the most important multi-ethnic party that obtained most votes in the election. Bevanda was appointed by the Bosnian tripartite presidency after the leaders of the six most important political parties reached an agreement on December 28. The deal ended the deepest political crisis since the end of the war in Bosnia (1992-95). During the presentation of his programme, Bevanda said today that his priorities include important laws on the integration of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Europe, ''the only way to the future,'' as well as the creation of an atmosphere that stimulates foreign investments and the continuation of the fight against corruption and organised crime. (ANSAmed)
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