Independent Bloc (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

The Independent Bloc (Bosnian: Nezavisni blok / Cyrillic: Независни блок, abbreviated NB/НБ) is a centrist and conservative[1] political party[1] in Bosnia and Herzegovina.[1] Its current leader is Senad Šepić.

Independent Bloc
Nezavisni blok
Независни блок
PresidentSenad Šepić
Founded10 September 2017; 5 years ago (2017-09-10)
Split fromParty of Democratic Action
HeadquartersSarajevo
Ideology
Political positionCentre-right
HoR BiH
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HoP BiH
0 / 15
HoR FBiH
1 / 98
HoP FBiH
0 / 80
Assembly of RS
0 / 83
Website
nezavisniblok.ba

HistoryEdit

The Independent Bloc was founded in 2017[2] after three SDA members of the House of Representatives, Senad Šepić, Sadik Ahmetović and Salko Sokolović, received warnings from SDA's president Bakir Izetbegović that they will be removed from the party because they voted against increasing excise taxes for petroleum and petroleum products. Not willing to vote on the excise taxes SDA removed Šepić and gave a "penalty card" to the other two.[3] Not long after all of them left the party and formed the delegates club of the Independent Bloc which would soon after become a separate political party.

ElectionsEdit

Parliamentary electionsEdit

Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Year # Popular vote % HoR Seat change HoP Seat change Government
2018 11th 41,512 2.51
1 / 42
New
0 / 15
New Opposition
2022[a] 15th 25,007 1.57
0 / 42
  1
0 / 15
  0 Extra-parliamentary
  1. ^ Run in coalition with PzP.

Presidency electionsEdit

Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Election year # Candidate Votes % Representing Elected?
2018 5th Senad Šepić 29,922 5.15% Bosniaks No

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Nordsieck, Wolfram (2018). "Bosnia-Herzegovina". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  2. ^ "U Sarajevu osnovan Nezavisni blok, za predsjednika izabran Senad Šepić (FOTO)". Klix.ba (in Bosnian). Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Šepić isključen iz SDA, trojici funkcionera ukor". Al Jazeera Balkans (in Bosnian). 24 April 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2018.