Bosniak and Croat leader from BiH in Zagreb

Plenković also met with vice-presidents of the Bosnian parliament’s upper house, Bakir Izetbegovic of the Bosniak SDA party and Dragan Čović of the HDZ BiH, a sister party of Croatian HDZ (EPP). Plenković said that it was essential to enable all three constituent peoples to exercise their equal rights and enjoy legitimate representation across BiH’s institutions.

The main problem is the election law which allows for Bosniaks to elect Croat members of the BiH Presidency despite hi such a candidate not being the favourite of most Croats.

It is Željko Komšić, for the third time. During the meeting in Zagreb, Croat member of the presidency of BiH Željko Komšić announced that “it is wrong to talk about internal BiH issues in Zagreb. What Zagreb has to do with BiH election law?”.

But Croatia signed the Dayton Agreement 25 years ago. The document states the equality of three constitutional peoples, Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats.

Before the meeting, Plenkovic announced that “with today’s visit we are continuing dialogue on BiH’s future, the status of Croats, certain legislative solutions, equality and here, I primarily think of the election law.”

Two weeks ago Milorad Dodik, Serb representative in the Presidency of BiH was in Zagreb for the same matters. His host was Croatian President Zoran Milanović and he had also met PM Plenković. (Željko Trkanjec |

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