2002 Bosnian general election

General elections were held in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 5 October 2002.[1]

2002 Bosnia and Herzegovina general election

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Turnout55% Decrease 9.0pp
  First party Second party Third party
  Sulejman Tihić.jpg Haris Silajdzic.jpg Dragan Kalinic crop.jpeg
Leader Sulejman Tihić Haris Silajdžić Dragan Kalinić
Party SDA SBiH SDS
Last election 8 5 6
Seats won 10 6 5
Seat change Increase 2 Increase 1 Decrease 1
Popular vote 269,427 136,090 172,544

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Zlatko Lagumdžija.jpg Bariša Čolak.jpg Milorad Dodik cropped.jpg
Leader Zlatko Lagumdžija Bariša Čolak Milorad Dodik
Party SDP BiH HDZ BiH SNSD
Last election 9 5 1
Seats won 5 5 3
Seat change Decrease 4 Steady Increase 2
Popular vote 134,384 114,207 114,591

Chairman before election

Dragan Mikerević
PDP

Elected Chairman

Adnan Terzić
SDA

Voters elected 42 deputies to the State House of Representatives. In the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH), 98 deputies to its House of Representatives of the Federation, two representatives (one Bosniak, one Croat) to the tripartite state presidency and ten cantonal assemblies were elected. In Republika Srpska (RS), 83 deputies to its National Assembly, the Serb representative of the tripartite state presidency, one RS president and two RS vice-presidents were elected. There were 39 political parties, 11 coalitions, and 13 independent candidates. Voter turnout was 55.5%.[1]

ResultsEdit

The elections for the House of Representatives elections were divided into two; one for the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and one for Republika Srpska. In the presidential election, each of the three national communities elected a President. Bosniaks elected Sulejman Tihić, Croats elected Dragan Čović and Serbs elected Mirko Šarović.

House of RepresentativesEdit

Community Party Votes % Seats +/–
Federation Party of Democratic Action 232,325 18.9 8 +2
Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina 116,114 9.4 6 +1
Croatian Democratic Union 114,207 9.3 5 0
Social Democratic Party 112,258 9.1 4 –5
Bosnian Party 18,411 1.5 1 +1
Pensioners' Party 17,588 1.4 1 New
Democratic People's Community 16,454 1.3 1 0
Economic Bloc 16,052 1.3 1 New
New Croatian Initiative 13,820 1.1 1 0
Bosnian Patriotic Party 9,477 0.8 0 –1
Other parties 82,837 6.7 0
Republika Srpska Serbian Democratic Party 172,544 14.0 5 –1
Alliance of Independent Social Democrats 114,077 9.3 3 +2
Party of Democratic Progress 53,177 4.3 2 0
Party of Democratic Action 37,102 3.0 2
Socialist Party 24,559 2.0 1 0
Serbian Radical Party 24,559 2.0 1 +1
Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina 19,976 1.6
Democratic People's Alliance 17,432 1.4 0 0
Social Democratic Party 15,954 1.3
Invalid/blank votes 70,098
Total 1,299,021 100 42 0
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

PresidentEdit

Community Candidate Party Votes %
Bosniaks Sulejman Tihić Party of Democratic Action 192,661 37.3
Haris Silajdžić Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina 179,726 34.8
Alija Behmen Social Democratic Party 90,434 17.5
Fikret Abdić Democratic People's Community 21,164 4.1
Faruk Balijagić Bosnian Party 9,650 1.8
Emir Zlatar Bosnian Patriotic Party 6,500 1.2
Rasim Kadić Liberal Democratic Party 5,360 1.0
Adem Mujčić Labour Party 4,940 0.4
Ibrahim Spahić Civic Democratic Party 3,062 0.3
Asim Ibrahimpašić Bosniak Party of Rights 2,026 0.2
Bakir Tanović People's Bosniak Party 1,087 0.1
Croats Dragan Čović Croatian Democratic Union 114,606 61.5
Mladen Ivanković-Lijanović Economic Bloc 32,411 17.4
Mijo Anić New Croatian Initiative 16,345 8.7
Stjepan Kljuić Republican Party 9,413 4.0
Željko Koroman Croatian Right Bloc 5,255 2.8
Žarko Mišić Croatian Christian Democratic Union 5,142 2.7
Marinko Brkić Independent 2,154 1.1
Karmela Osmanović Civic Democratic Party 965 0.1
Serbs Mirko Šarović Serbian Democratic Party 180,212 35.5
Nebojša Radmanović Alliance of Independent Social Democrats 101,119 19.9
Ognjen Tadić Serbian Radical Party 44,262 8.7
Desnica Radivojević Party of Democratic Action 41,667 8.2
Branko Dokić Party of Democratic Progress 41,228 8.1
Mirko Banjac Alliance of People's Renewal 23,238 4.5
Mladen Grahovac Social Democratic Party 22,852 4.5
Dragutin Ilić Socialist Party 18,533 3.6
Milorad Đokić Democratic People's Alliance 16,129 3.1
Svetozar Mihajlović Serbian People's Alliance of the Republika Srpska 5,143 1.0
Ranko Bajić PSC 3,231 0.3
Dušan Bajić Democratic People's Union 2,790 0.2
Aleksander Rajlić Civic Democratic Party 2,625 0.2
Tomislav Taušan People's Party of Socialists 1,875 0.2
Borislav Vasić SDŠ RS 1,570 0.1
Radovan Simić Party of Democratic Development 940 0.1
Invalid/blank votes 88,496
Total 1,298,811 100
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p330 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7