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Author(s): Saša Gavrić, Damir Banović, Mariña Barreiro
Subject(s): Politics, Media studies, Civil Society, Governance, Communication studies, Government/Political systems
Published by: Sarajevo Open Centre
Keywords: political system; BiH; actors; political parties; civil society; media; international community;
Summary/Abstract: The Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina does not address the question of political parties, nor does a specific law exist regarding this matter. Therefore, political parties do not have particular authority in the constitutional system. The only legal basis so far is the state-level Law on Party Financing from 2000 and the Electoral Law of 2001. Political parties must have fifty founding members before registering as an association with the relevant municipal court. All political parties undergo a strict and complicated registration and investigation process to be able to stand for election for any political office (Art. 4.1-4.25 Election Law of Bosnia and Herzegovina). A political party needs 3000 signatures to enrol in elections for the Presidency or state-level House of Representatives.

  • Page Range: 73-96
  • Page Count: 24
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Language: English