DPA Bosnia's New Tripartite Presidency Inaugurated
Bosnia's New Tripartite Presidency Inaugurated
04:40 PM, November 6th 2006
Bosnia-Herzegovina's new tripartite state presidency was inaugurated Monday
in Sarajevo, more than a month after the country's general elections on
During the ceremony in Bosnia's presidential building in downtown Sarajevo,
the three newly-elected Bosnian presidents, Serb Nebojsa Radmanovic, Croat
Zeljko Komsic and Muslim Haris Silajdzic, took an oath to the constitution.
Radmanovic of the Party of Independent Social-Democrats (SNSD), Komsic of
the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Silajdzic of the Party for
Bosnia-Herzegovina (SBiH) officially took over the four- year presidential
post from their predecessors Borisav Paravac of the Serb Democratic Party
(SDS), Ivo Miro Jovic of the Croat Democratic Union (HDZ) and Sulejman Tihic
of the Party of Democratic Action (SDA).
Nebojsa Radmanovic is to chair the new presidency in the first
eight-month-rotation, to be followed by Croat member Komsic and Muslim
"Bosnia-Herzegovina must progress. We have to become a real part of Europe,"
Radmanovic said of the tasks facing the new presidency.
Bosnia's peoples must also overcome their differences and reconcile, while
the new authorities must start reviving the economy immediately so that the
country's could progress towards Euro- Atlantic integration, he said.
Bosnia's tripartite presidency is the first institution to be officially
inaugurated since the elections. Political parties are still negotiating
possible coalitions before forming the parliamentary assembly and the
central government - the Council of Ministers.