Bosnian Serb Republic leader dies

President of Serbian Republic within the Bosnian federation dies from heart attack.

    Jelic had held the presidency of Bosnia's Serbian Republic since October [Reuters]
    Jelic, a businessman and economist, was a regional minister of economy and industry in the previous government.
    The constitution is unclear about who may succeed Jelic, said Tanja Topic, a political analyst, on Sunday.
    Topic said candidates for the vacant post could include Dragan Cavic, the former Bosnian Serb president and a member of the Serb Democratic Party.
    Cevic received the second-highest number of votes after Jelic, in October's presidential election.
    Candidates could also include Jelic's deputies - Davor Cordas, a Bosnian Croat, or Adil Osmanovic, a Muslim Bosniak.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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