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Parliament votes no confidence in Bosnian government
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:43PM
Ivana Setic, Press TV, Sarajevo
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The new parliamentary majority in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina has passed a vote of no confidence in the government. However, the final decision will be up to the House of Peoples and whose session will be scheduled in the next few days.

The House of Representatives in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, passed a vote of no confidence in the government with 58 votes for and 26 votes against while 6 abstained from voting.


The vote was the work of the new parliamentary majority consisting of the Social Democratic Party, the Alliance for a Better Future, the Croatian Democratic Union and its sister party, Croatian Democratic Union 1990.

The Social Democratic Party's former coalition with the Party of Democratic Action, terminated in May last year, when the Party of Democratic Action refused to support the proposed state budget followed by the largest political crisis after the war. After that the
Social Democratic Party found itself a new partner, the Alliance for a Better Future and two main Croatian parties.

The new parliamentary majority in the Federation tried several times to dismiss the ministers from the Party of Democratic Action and two other parties. Prime Minister Nermin Niksic, member of The Social Democratic Party first asked ministers to leave on their own, and then asked Federation President Zivko Budimir to dismiss them. After
these moves failed, the no confidence vote followed as a last attempt.

The Prime Minister says government is no longer matched with the will of the parliament and it’s the time to change it. The vote of the House of Representatives now has to be confirmed by the House of Peoples, the second chamber in the Federation parliament.
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