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Bosnia and Herzegovina General Elections


Press Statement
Philip J. Crowley
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
October 4, 2010

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The United States congratulates Bosnia and Herzegovina on its October 3 general elections. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has assessed that the elections were generally in line with international standards for democratic elections, although certain areas, including ethnicity and residence-based limitations to active and passive suffrage rights, require further action. We urge the country’s leaders to find common ground in support of a better future for all citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina. We look forward to the formation of a government committed to tackling the outstanding constitutional and other issues needed to place Bosnia and Herzegovina on a firm path to Euro-Atlantic integration.



PRN: 2010/1409

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