Divided Bosnia set for elections

Nationalist politics and ethnic division are major themes in Bosnia's elections, more than a decade after genocide.


    A divided Bosnia goes to the polls on Sunday to elect a tripartite Presidency and a parliament.

    Bosnia was part of the former Yugoslavia. Its break up led to several ethnic conflicts -- the worst in the early 1990s. With some 8000 candidates vying for office, the whole country is split along three main lines - Muslims, Croats and Serbs.

    Within Bosnia itself, there are two semi autonomous regions - the Croat Bosniak Federation and Republika Srpska. Final campaigning has ended on Saturday in an election which has seen nationalist politics take centre stage.

    Al Jazeera's Nazanine Moshiri reports from Republika Srpska on the push for Serb independence.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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