Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnian: Stranka za Bosnu i Hercegovinu, abbreviated SBiH) is a Bosniak nationalist[1][2][3] political party in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The party fervently opposes the continued power in hands of ethnic entities such as the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska.

Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina
Stranka za Bosnu i Hercegovinu
LeaderSemir Efendić
FounderHaris Silajdžić
Founded13 April 1996 (1996-04-13)
Split fromParty of Democratic Action
HeadquartersMaršala Tita 9a, 71000 Sarajevo
IdeologyBosniak nationalism[1][2][3]
Bosnian unitarism[4]
Pro-Europeanism
Atlanticism
Political positionCentre[5]
HoR BiH
0 / 42
HoP BiH
1 / 15
HoR FBiH
4 / 98
HoP FBiH
1 / 80
NA RS
0 / 83
Website
www.zabih.ba

List of presidentsEdit

# Name
(Born–Died)
Portrait Term of Office
1 Haris Silajdžić
(b. 1945)
  13 April 1996 6 March 2012
2 Amer Jerlagić
(b. 1967)
  6 March 2012 23 April 2021
3 Semir Efendić
(b. 1983)
  23 April 2021 present

ElectionsEdit

Parliamentary electionsEdit

Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Year # Popular vote % HoR Seat change HoP Seat change Government
1996 5th 93,816 3.91
2 / 42
New
0 / 15
New Opposition
1998[a] 1st 583,945 33.83
3 / 42
  1
1 / 15
  1 Government
2000 5th 168,995 11.34
5 / 42
  2
1 / 15
  0 Government
2002 3rd 136,090 11.07
6 / 42
  1
1 / 15
  0 Government
2006 3rd 219,487 15.54
8 / 42
  2
1 / 15
  0 Government
2010 7th 86,669 5.28
2 / 42
  6
0 / 15
  1 Opposition
2014 12th 25,677 1.57
0 / 42
  2
0 / 15
  0 Extra-parliamentary
2018 17th 17,830 1.08
0 / 42
  0
0 / 15
  0 Extra-parliamentary
2022 13th 26,480 1.67
0 / 42
  0
1 / 15
  1 Opposition
  1. ^ Run as part of the Coalition for Unity and Democracy (SDA, ZA, LS and GDS).

Presidency electionsEdit

Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Election year # Candidate Votes % Representing Elected?
1996 2nd Haris Silajdžić 124,396 13.6% Bosniaks No
2002 2nd Haris Silajdžić 179,726 34.8% Bosniaks No
2006 1st Haris Silajdžić 350,520 62.8% Bosniaks Yes
2010 3rd Haris Silajdžić 117,240 25.10% Bosniaks No
2018 6th Amer Jerlagić 9,655 1.66% Bosniaks No

ReferencesEdit

Citations
  1. ^ a b Hudson & Bowman 2011, p. 121.
  2. ^ a b Shields & Baldwin 2008, p. 93.
  3. ^ a b Van Willigen 2013, p. 119.
  4. ^ Vogel, T. K. (2006). "2006: A watershed year". Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Challenge of Legitimacy: FAST Country Risk Profile Bosnia and Herzegovina: 12–26. Both Dodik and Silajdzic are pursuing the main strategies that politicians from their ethnic group have been pursuing since Dayton: the Bosnian Serbs' primary strategy to keep power and protect the integrity of their community has been to preserve a strong RS, with only grudging transfers of responsibility to the central government, while the Bosniaks' primary strategy has been to build an effective central state at the expense of entity power.
  5. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2018). "Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina". Parties and Elections in Europe.
Bibliography
  • Hudson, Robert; Bowman, Glenn (2011). After Yugoslavia: Identities and Politics Within the Successor States. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230201316.
  • Shields, Vanessa E.; Baldwin, Nicholas (2008). Beyond Settlement: Making Peace Last After Civil Conflict. Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Presses. ISBN 9780838641835.
  • Van Willigen, Niels (2013). Peacebuilding and International Administration: The Cases of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo. London: Routledge. ISBN 9781134117185.