Step closer to candidate status
HDZ BiH leader Dragan Covic said that SDA President Sulejman Tihic today made it clear that he will continue to be a blockade in the reconstruction of government in FBiH.
"Tihic made it very clear that he will be a blockade going forward and he will do everything in his power to prevent the local elections from forming a new government," Covic said, stressing that in the future a solution must be found to establish a government that will be able to function normally on all levels as soon as possible.
"It is evident that it benefits some that it appears that the government is not functioning, that we are in trouble and that
someone, the OHR or someone else, has to engage with BiH," Covic said in a statement to reporters in Banja Luka.
After the "septet" meeting, Covic said that he was surprised by SDA President Sulejman Tihic's statement, because at the meeting in Mostar on the insistence of Tihic the search for a solution on the issue of the Sejdic-Finci ruling was launched, which the SDA leader today challenged.
Covic also finds that a breakthrough was made on the issue of the roadmap agreed in Brussels, because everything that should be done in the coming month and a half to comply with all deadlines was agreed.
For HDZ 1990's Bozo Ljubic, the most important result of today's meeting of the "septet" is the concretization of the roadmap agreed in Brussels, and he believes that today they made a step toward fulfilling conditions that lead to candidate status.
When it comes to a solution on the Sejdic-Finci ruling, he says that the model agreed for the House of Peoples implies that all nations in FBiH will be equally represented.
"After the census next year, then you will automatically know how many of them live in different counties, and that will divide the number of shares," Ljubic said.
In this way it is said that ethnic legitimacy will once again return.
When it comes to members of the BiH Presidency, there are two options, and Ljubic says that they are prepared to discuss an asymmetric method of election, or direct elections in one entity and indirect elections in another.
But he says that he is aware of something missing from this principle, because they "would have in the same organ members of the Presidency with different levels of legitimacy."
However, he wants to believe that in the coming month and a half a harmonized proposal will be reached, and that by 31 August in Parliament amendments to the BiH Constitution will be made.