President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina represents the Federation and is the head of the federal executive power.[2] Term of the Federal President is 4 years. The post was established in March 1994.

President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Predsjednik Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine
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Incumbent
Marinko Čavara

since 9 February 2015
NominatorHouse of Peoples of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
AppointerParliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Term length4 years, renewable once
Formation31 May 1994
DeputyVice-President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Salary3210 BAM[1] ( 1635)
Websitehttp://predsjednikfbih.gov.ba/

The election of the Federal President consists of several activities. In electing the President and two Vice-Presidents of the Federation, at least one-third of the delegates of the respective Bosniak, Croat or Serb caucuses in the House of Peoples may nominate the President, and two Vice-Presidents of the Federation. After that, the House of Representatives needs to approve President and Vice-Presidents, and after that House of Peoples decides to confirm the decision of the House of Representatives by the majority of votes of all three caucuses.[2]

The president can be dismissed from office after Federal Constitutional Court approves the request from the Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Before the request was sent, two-thirds of Parliament need to vote for it.[2]

There is an unwritten rule applied since 1999 that while the President is always of Croat ethnicity, the Prime Minister of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina is a Bosniak.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rizvanović, Lana. "Povećane plaće dužnosnicima". Dnevni list (in Croatian). Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Constitution of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina