Final preparations for yet another ‘historic election’ in Bosnia and Herzegovina

As the October 7 2018 election day approaches, the campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and especially in the Republika Srpska, has reached a sharp edge.

Based on its latest decision, the Central Election Commision BiH (CEC BiH) fined the leader of the Alliance of the Independent Social Democrats and RS president, Milorad Dodik, 7000 BAM (about 3500 euro) because he insulted Davor Dragičević, the father of the murdered 21-year-old David Dragičević. For more than 190 days Davor and his supporters have been protesting in Banja Luka’s square, demanding the truth about the death of this young man. During his recent pre-election speech in the city of Bileća Dodik said that Davor “put a bed on the square and thinks he’s cool”. He also insulted a few opposition candidates, but this is no news in BiH’s election campaigns’ reality.

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