18:22 / 13.07.2021.

Author: Domagoj Ferenčić

Milanović says Croats in BiH are being robbed of fair political representation

President Milanović

President Milanović

Foto: Denis Kapetanovic / PIXSELL

On Monday the Croatian President lectured at Mostar University, where he once gain clearly stated that he would not endorse any upcoming NATO document on Bosnia and Herzegovina if it doesn’t clearly mention the Dayton Peace Agreement and the fact that Bosnia and Herzegovina is comprised of three constituent peoples, Croats, Muslims and Serbs.

President Zoran Milanović wrapped up his three-day working visit to neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina today, visiting Tomislavgrad and Livno. Milanović said that he was impressed with the amount of effort and energy that has been invested into these predominantly Croat cities.


"I can see that people here are fighters, they are resilient. On the trip from Mostar to Livno, and that's a lot of kilometers, I didn't see a total of three abandoned houses and two unkempt yards. Had I travelled the same distance in Croatia, I would have likely seen a hundred. So, these people here are fighting, investing and are ineradicable."


The President also touched on the need for a reform of Bosnia and Herzegovina's election law, reiterating that Croats are being robbed of their right to fair and equal political representation: "This is just daylight robbery. Croat seats in the federation's House of Peoples are being filled by people who obviously aren't Croats, or are lying that they are. And they are getting elected by a different ethnic group. So, it's the same old story; I'll do it because I can. That is going to stop!"


Bosnia and Herzegovina’s own Constitutional Court has already ruled that the existing election law is unconstitutional, and the EU and US are calling on Sarajevo to reform the election law. However, Bosnian Muslim politicians refuse to do so.


Source: HRT

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