Bosnia unity at heightened risk

Partial results of general elections show country's ethnic divisions becoming more entrenched.

    Partial poll results from Bosnia's general elections that took place over the weekend show an increase in ethnic tensions between Serbs, Bosniaks, or Bosnian Muslims, and Croats.

    Following a war between the groups two decades ago, a peace deal in 1995 split the country into two autonomous regions - one for Serbs called Republic of Srpska and the other shared by Bosniaks and Croats.

    With more than half of votes counted on Monday, while it was revealed that most Bosniaks support a multiethnic party seeking a more central government, Croats mainly favour a call for their own autonomous region and Serbs support the push for a secession.

    Andrew Simmons reports from Sarajevo, Bosnia's capital.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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