The contemporary political history of the Federation of Bosnia & Herzegovina

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Bosnia Press Statement
North Atlantic Council Secretary General, following the North Atlantic Council Meeting of 25 July 1995. The North Atlantic Council has approved the necessary planning to ensure that NATO air power would be used in a timely and effective way should the Bosnian Serbs threaten or attack Gorazde.
There is less than a year left: Arrest Now!
Amnesty International, 11 July 1997. In June 1998, those responsible for crimes against humanity in Bosnia-Herzegovina (second anniversary of Bosnian Serb capture of the “safe area” of Srebrenica and its massacre on 11 July 1995), could be free unless arrested.
The Ministry Of Truth And The Bosnian Elections
By Dave Chandler, LM-commentary mailing list, 17 September 1997. As you would expect, the municipal elections in Bosnia have been accompanied by distorted and prejudicial media coverage, where unrepresentative minority opinions are given disproportionate amounts of air-space through bullying and intimidation.
Local Elections
Greek Helsinki Monitor, The IHF Annual Report 1998, 27 June 1998. On 13–14 September, local elections were held in Bosnia and Herzegovina although no preconditions for fair elections had been fulfilled. They had initially been scheduled for September 1996. The results of the elections showed that the currently ruling nationalist parties still had a strong hold in the respective regions, but that their influence was waning.
Problems of Privatization
By Kevin Sullivan, InterPress Service, 14 February 1999. In the three years since the end of the Bosnian war ambitious privatization proposals have been faulted for lack of transparency and incompetent drafting of relevant legislation. A widespread belief that politicians and well-placed civil servants were scheming to buy-up assets at bargain-basement prices.
Local Elections in B & H: Small Country—Many Parties
By Senka Kurtovic, Alternative Information Network (Athens), 26 May 1999. 72 political parties and 10 independent candidates filed their candidacy in the forthcoming local elections. In Bosnia & Herzegovina, filing candidacies, establishment of political parties, participation of independent candidates, has almost become a mania ever since the first elections after Dayton in 1996.
Four Years After Dayton: Three Big Delusions in B & H
By Ivana Drazenovic, Alternative Information Network (Athens), 14 November 1999. Delusions: Leaders would in time accept the peace agreement and start working on promotion of its values; The awareness of the citizens would develop that they will change the present regime in a democratic way, in the elections, and distinguish those who will ensure them a better future; The international community wishes quick changes in B&H.
Bosnian voters lose faith in nationalists
By Nick Thorpe, The Guardian, Monday 13 November 2000. For the first time since the end of the war in Bosnia five years ago, parties not based on ethnic lines look set to win majorities in two of the country's three parliaments following elections this weekend. The need for jobs pushed ethnic issues far down the agenda.