Author(s): Saša Gavrić, Damir Banović, Mariña Barreiro
Subject(s): Politics, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Governance, Government/Political systems, Electoral systems
Published by: Sarajevo Open Centre
Keywords: political system; BiH; processes; elections; electoral law; political culture;
Summary/Abstract: The Dayton Peace Agreement and the Electoral Law laid the legal ground for elections and the electoral system in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Many compromises influencing the electoral system have been made. These compromises are based on the combination of two principles: constituent people and national sovereignty. International democratic standards related to electoral systems such as universal suffrage, equal voting rights, direct ballot, secret ballot, and limited right to stand for elections were incorporated into the constitutional system. The Dayton Peace Agreement addresses elections and the electoral system in several instances.

  • Page Range: 61-72
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Language: English