2002 Bosnian general election

General elections were held in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 5 October 2002.[1] Voter turnout was 55%.

2002 Bosnian general election

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Turnout55% Decrease 9.0pp
Bosniak member of the Presidency
  Sulejman Tihić.jpg Haris Silajdžić.jpg
Candidate Sulejman Tihić Haris Silajdžić
Party SDA SBiH
Popular vote 192,661 179,726
Percentage 37.29% 34.79%
Croat member of the Presidency
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Candidate Dragan Čović Mladen Ivanković-Lijanović
Party HDZ BiH Economic Bloc
Popular vote 114,606 32,411
Percentage 61.52% 17.40%
Serb member of the Presidency
  Farooq Abdullah with the Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Mirko Sarovic, at a bilateral meeting, on the sidelines of International Seminar on Energy Access, in New Delhi (Cropped).jpg Nebojsa Radmanovic.jpg
Candidate Mirko Šarović Nebojša Radmanović
Party SDS SNSD
Popular vote 180,212 101,119
Percentage 35.52% 19.93%

Presidency members before election

Beriz Belkić (Bosniak)
Jozo Križanović (Croat)
Živko Radišić (Serb)

Elected Presidency members

Sulejman Tihić (Bosniak)
Dragan Čović (Croat)
Mirko Šarović (Serb)

Party Leader % Seats +/–
SDA Sulejman Tihić 21.92 10 +2
SDS Dragan Kalinić 14.04 5 -1
SBiH Haris Silajdžić 11.07 6 +1
SDP BiH Zlatko Lagumdžija 10.43 4 -5
SNSD Milorad Dodik 9.80 3 +2
HDZHD Bariša Čolak 9.48 5 0
PDP Mladen Ivanić 4.61 2 0
SRS RS Milanko Mihajlica 2.00 1 New
SP Petar Đokić 1.91 1 0
BP Mirnes Ajanović 1.54 1 New
SPU BiH 1.43 1 New
DNZ Fikret Abdić 1.39 1 0
NHI Krešimir Zubak 1.37 1 0
EB Mladen Ivanković-Lijanović 1.33 1 New
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.

The elections for the House of Representatives 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 Presidency member. Bosniaks elected Sulejman Tihić, Croats elected Dragan Čović and Serbs elected Mirko Šarović. The Party of Democratic Action emerged as the largest party in the House of Representatives, winning 10 of the 42 seats.

Electoral systemEdit

Voters elected 42 members to the national House of Representatives. In the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 98 members to its Federal House of Representatives, two representatives (one Bosniak and one Croat) to the tripartite state Presidency and ten cantonal assemblies were elected. In Republika Srpska (RS), 83 members 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%.[1]

ResultsEdit

The elections for the House of Representatives 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 Presidency member. Bosniaks elected Sulejman Tihić, Croats elected Dragan Čović and Serbs elected Mirko Šarović.

PresidencyEdit

CandidatePartyVotes%
Bosniak member
Sulejman TihićParty of Democratic Action192,66137.29
Haris SilajdžićParty for Bosnia and Herzegovina179,72634.79
Alija BehmenSocial Democratic Party90,43417.51
Fikret AbdićDemocratic People's Union21,1644.10
Faruk BalijagićBosnian Party9,6501.87
Emir ZlatarBosnian-Herzegovinian Patriotic Party6,5001.26
Rasim KadićLiberal Democratic Party5,3601.04
Adem MujčićWorkers' Party4,9400.96
Ibrahim SpahićCivic Democratic Party3,0620.59
Asim IbrahimpašićBosniak Party of Rights2,0260.39
Bakir TanovićPeople's Bosniak Party1,0870.21
Total516,610100.00
Croat member
Dragan ČovićCroatian Democratic Union114,60661.52
Mladen Ivanković-LijanovićEconomic Bloc32,41117.40
Mijo AnićNew Croatian Initiative16,3458.77
Stjepan KljuićRepublican Party9,4135.05
Željko KoromanCroatian Right Bloc5,2552.82
Žarko MišićCroatian Christian Democratic Union5,1422.76
Marinko BrkićIndependent2,1541.16
Karmela OsmanovićCivic Democratic Party9650.52
Total186,291100.00
Serb member
Mirko ŠarovićSerb Democratic Party180,21235.52
Nebojša RadmanovićAlliance of Independent Social Democrats101,11919.93
Ognjen TadićSerbian Radical Party44,2628.72
Desnica RadivojevićParty of Democratic Action41,6678.21
Branko DokićParty of Democratic Progress41,2288.13
Mirko BanjacNational Alliance for Revival23,2384.58
Mladen GrahovacSocial Democratic Party22,8524.50
Dragutin IlićSocialist Party18,5333.65
Milorad ĐokićDemocratic People's Alliance16,1293.18
Svetozar MihajlovićSerb National Alliance5,1431.01
Ranko BajićSocial Democratic Centre Party3,2310.64
Dušan BajićDemocratic People's Union2,7900.55
Aleksander RajlićCivic Democratic Party2,6250.52
Tomislav TaušanNational Party of Socialists1,8750.37
Borislav VasićForeign Currency Savings Party1,5700.31
Radovan SimićParty of Democratic Development9400.19
Total507,414100.00
Valid votes1,210,31593.19
Invalid/blank votes88,4966.81
Total votes1,298,811100.00
Registered voters/turnout2,342,14155.45
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, CEC

House of RepresentativesEdit

PartyVotes%Seats
Party of Democratic Action269,42721.9210
Serb Democratic Party172,54414.045
Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina136,09011.076
Social Democratic Party128,21210.434
Alliance of Independent Social Democrats120,3769.803
Croatian Democratic UnionHD116,4529.485
Party of Democratic Progress56,6434.612
Serbian Radical Party24,5592.001
Socialist Party23,5331.911
Bosnian Party18,8681.541
Pensioners' Party17,5881.431
Democratic People's Alliance17,4321.420
Democratic People's Union17,1061.391
New Croatian Initiative16,8901.371
Economic Bloc16,3361.331
Bosnian-Herzegovinian Patriotic Party10,5850.860
National Alliance for Revival9,5910.780
Croatian Peasant Party6,8720.560
Croatian Christian Democratic Union6,3960.520
Croatian Right Bloc5,2620.430
Liberal Democratic Party5,2550.430
Civic Democratic Party4,6440.380
Serb National Alliance4,4100.360
Pro-European People's Party4,1130.330
People's Bosniak Party3,1760.260
Democratic Party of Republika Srpska3,1110.250
Republican Party2,8540.230
Foreign Currency Savings Party2,3580.190
National Party of Socialists2,3380.190
Social Democratic Centre Party2,2960.190
Workers' Party1,8100.150
Bosniak Party of Rights1,5280.120
Democratic Development Party2680.020
Total1,228,923100.0042
Valid votes1,228,92394.60
Invalid/blank votes70,0985.40
Total votes1,299,021100.00
Registered voters/turnout2,342,14155.46
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, CEC, CEC

By entityEdit

PartyFederationRepublika SrpskaTotal
seats
Votes%SeatsVotes%Seats
Party of Democratic Action232,32532.40837,1027.25217
Serb Democratic Party172,54433.7154
Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina116,11416.19619,9763.9006
Social Democratic Party112,25815.65415,9543.1204
Alliance of Independent Social Democrats5,7850.810114,59122.3934
Croatian Democratic UnionHD114,20715.9352,2450.4402
Party of Democratic Progress3,4660.48053,17710.3921
Serbian Radical Party24,5594.8012
Socialist Party1,4070.20022,1264.3211
Bosnian Party18,4112.5714570.0900
Pensioners' Party17,5882.4511
Democratic People's Alliance17,4323.4100
Democratic People's Union16,4542.2916520.1300
New Croatian Initiative13,8201.9313,0700.6000
Economic Bloc16,0522.2412840.0600
Bosnian-Herzegovinian Patriotic Party9,4771.3201,1080.2200
National Alliance for Revival4980.0709,0931.7800
Croatian Peasant Party5,9300.8309420.1800
Croatian Christian Democratic Union6,3960.8900
Croatian Right Bloc5,2620.7300
Liberal Democratic Party5,1130.7101420.0300
Civic Democratic Party3,4220.4801,2220.2400
Serb National Alliance4,4100.8600
Pro-European People's Party3,5000.4906130.1200
People's Bosniak Party3,1760.4400
Democratic Party of Republika Srpska3,1110.6100
Republican Party2,8540.4000
Foreign Currency Savings Party2710.0402,0870.4100
People's Party of Socialists2,3380.4600
Social Democratic Centre Party2,2960.4500
Workers' Party1,8100.2500
Bosniak Party of Rights1,5280.2100
Democratic Development Party2680.0500
Total717,124100.0028511,799100.001442
Valid votes717,12494.30511,79995.03
Invalid/blank votes43,3085.7026,7904.97
Total votes760,432100.00538,589100.00
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, CEC, CEC

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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