House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Coordinates: 43°51′16″N 18°24′21″E / 43.854577°N 18.405730°E / 43.854577; 18.405730 The House of Representatives (Bosnian: Predstavnički Dom, Croatian: Zastupnički Dom and Serbian Cyrillic: Представнички Дом) is one of the two chambers of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the other being the House of Peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The chamber consists of 42 members which are elected by party-list proportional representation. 28 members are elected from the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and 14 from Republika Srpska. Members serve for terms of four years. The current membership of the chamber was elected on 2 October 2022.

House of Representatives
Predstavnički dom
Zastupnički dom
Представнички дом
9th legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Chairperson
Denis Zvizdić (NiP)
since 1 December 2022
Vice-chairpeople
Structure
Seats42
Political groups
  SDA (9)
  SNSD (6)
  SDP BiH (5)
  HDZ BiH (4)
  DFGS (3)
  NiP (3)
  SDS (2)
  PDP (2)
  NS (2)
  NESZNG (2)
  ZPR (1)
  DEMOS (1)
  US (1)
  BHI (1)
Length of term
4 years
Elections
Last election
2 October 2022
Next election
2026
Meeting place
Parliament (6042784223).jpg
Website
www.parlament.ba

Electoral systemEdit

The house is elected by party-list proportional representation with open lists. For the first two elections, representatives were elected from nationwide lists, but in 2000, local representation was introduced. Eight constituencies, known as electoral units, each elect between three and six representatives, giving a total of 30. To ensure proportionality, a further 12 representatives are elected on a entity-wide basis. Each entity is allocated a number of these entity-wide seats, 7 members from the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and 5 from Republika Srpska.[1] When a party is entitled to one of these entity-wide seats, it is given to the candidate from the party who receives the most votes without being elected in his or her electoral unit, located in one of the two entities.

Brčko District voters are entitled to vote in only one of the two entities. Their vote is allocated to the corresponding electoral unit, depending on which entity the voter is voting from.[1]

Current compositionEdit

Composition of the House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina (as of 1 December 2022)[2]
In-House Groups Parties Representatives
Party of Democratic Action
Stranka demokratske akcije
SDA 9
Alliance of Independent Social Democrats
Savez nezavisnih socijaldemokrata
SNSD 6
Social Democratic Party
Socijaldemokratska partija Bosne i Hercegovine
SDP BiH 5
Croatian Democratic Union
Hrvatska demokratska zajednica Bosne i Hercegovine
HDZ BiH 4
Democratic Front
Demokratska fronta
DF, GS 3
People and Justice
Narod i Pravda
NiP 3
Serb Democratic Party
Srpska demokratska stranka
SDS 2
Party of Democratic Progress
Partija demokratskog progresa
PDP 2
Our Party
Naša stranka
NS 2
People's European Union
Narodni evropski savez Bosne i Hercegovine
NES, ZNG 2
For Justice and Order
Za Pravdu i Red
ZPR 1
Democratic Union
Demokratski savez
DEMOS 1
United Srpska
Ujedinjena Srpska
US 1
Bosnian-Herzegovinian Initiative
Bosanskohercegovačka Inicijativa
BHI 1
Total 42

Chairmen of the House of RepresentativesEdit

  Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina   Serb Democratic Party   Party of Democratic Action   Social Democratic Party   Alliance of Independent Social Democrats   Croatian Democratic Union 1990   Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina   Union for a Better Future of BiH   People and Justice

# Name Term of Office Party
1 Ivo Lozančić 3 January 1997 2 September 1997 HDZ BiH
2 Slobodan Bijelić 3 September 1997 2 May 1998 SDS
3 Halid Genjac 3 May 1998 August 1999 SDA
4 Mirko Banjac 3 August 1999 2 April 2000 SDS
5 Pero Skopljak 3 April 2000 29 December 2000 HDZ BiH
6 Sead Avdić 29 December 2000 28 August 2001 SDP BiH
7 Željko Mirjanić 29 August 2001 28 April 2002 SNSD
8 Mariofil Ljubić 29 April 2002 3 December 2002 HDZ BiH
9 Šefik Džaferović 9 December 2002 8 August 2003 SDA
10 Nikola Špirić 9 August 2003 8 April 2004 SNSD
11 Martin Raguž 9 April 2004 8 December 2004 HDZ BiH
12 Šefik Džaferović 9 December 2004 8 August 2005 SDA
13 Nikola Špirić 9 August 2005 8 April 2006 SNSD
14 Martin Raguž 9 April 2006 11 January 2007 HDZ 1990
15 Beriz Belkić 11 January 2007 10 September 2007 SBiH
16 Milorad Živković 11 September 2007 10 May 2008 SNSD
17 Niko Lozančić 11 May 2008 10 January 2009 HDZ BiH
18 Beriz Belkić 11 January 2009 10 September 2009 SBiH
19 Milorad Živković 11 September 2009 10 May 2010 SNSD
20 Niko Lozančić 11 May 2010 30 November 2010 HDZ BiH
21 Adnan Bašić 30 November 2010 20 May 2011 SBB BiH
22 Denis Bećirović 20 May 2011 19 January 2012 SDP BiH
23 Milorad Živković 20 January 2012 19 September 2012 SNSD
24 Božo Ljubić 20 September 2012 19 May 2013 HDZ 1990
25 Denis Bećirović 20 May 2013 19 January 2014 SDP BiH
26 Milorad Živković 20 January 2014 19 September 2014 SNSD
27 Božo Ljubić 20 September 2014 9 December 2014 Ind.
28 Šefik Džaferović 9 December 2014 8 August 2015 SDA
29 Borjana Krišto 9 August 2015 8 April 2016 HDZ BiH
30 Mladen Bosić 9 April 2016 8 December 2016 SDS
31 Šefik Džaferović 9 December 2016 8 August 2017 SDA
32 Borjana Krišto 9 August 2017 8 April 2018 HDZ BiH
33 Mladen Bosić 9 April 2018 6 December 2018 SDS
34 Borjana Krišto 6 December 2018 5 August 2019 HDZ BiH
35 Denis Zvizdić 6 August 2019 5 April 2020 SDA
36 Nebojša Radmanović 6 April 2020 5 December 2020 SNSD
37 Borjana Krišto 6 December 2020 5 August 2021 HDZ BiH
38 Denis Zvizdić 6 August 2021 5 April 2022 NiP
39 Nebojša Radmanović 6 April 2022 1 December 2022 SNSD
40 Denis Zvizdić 1 December 2022 Incumbent NiP

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Official Gazette of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2001). "Election Law of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Unofficial Translation)" (PDF). Office of the High Representative. Retrieved 10 February 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Poslanici saziv 2022 - 2026". parlament.ba (in Bosnian). Retrieved 1 December 2022.