The new presidential ternate of Bosnia-Herzegovina, formed by two nationalists, the Serbian Milorad Dodik and the Muslim, Sefik Dzaferovic, and a center-left Croat, Zeljko Komsic, took office today in Sarajevo.
The three won in the Bosnian general elections last October and will be integrated into the next four years by the collegial leadership of the State, in which decisions are taken by consensus.
Dodik, who will be the first head of the tripartite presidency for eight months, according to a rotating principle, said today that he will ask the European Union (EU) to grant Bosnia-Herzegovina the status of candidate for entry, to accelerate the reforms that will be they demand it.
He insisted that he will work to close the office of the high international representative in the country, which he accused of removing powers from the two Bosnian autonomous entities, the Serbian and the common Muslims and Croats, and considered that their decisions are not in the interest of the stability and development of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The different views of the leaders of the three major Bosnian nationalities and the deep divisions have marked Bosnia's policy since the war (1992-1995) and have slowed reforms in the country on its way to the EU.