Bosnian political leaders re-appoint Spiric as PM

Leaders of six leading political parties in Bosnia-Herzegovina agreed to nominate Bosnian Serb Nikola Spiric as the new country's PM.

Bosnian political leaders re-appoint Spiric as PM
Leaders of six leading political parties in Bosnia-Herzegovina agreed late Tuesday to nominate Bosnian Serb Nikola Spiric as the new country's prime minister, over a month after he resigned from the post, media reported Wednesday.

On November 1, Spiric resigned as the Chairman of Bosnia- Herzegovina's central government, the Council of Ministers, protesting against the decision of the international administrator in Bosnia, Slovak Diplomat Miroslav Lajcak, to change the decision- making processes in the country's government and parliament.

Lajcak changed the voting system in order to streamline the decision-making processes.

Spiric's resignation, according to Bosnia's Law on the Council of Ministers, was resignation of his entire government, which continued working since then in its technical mandate.

Political leaders, however, agreed to accept Lajcak's complaints and overcome the crisis on November 30, which resulted a few days later in the initialling of the Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) with the European Union, as the first step towards the full EU membership.

Representatives of the leading political parties in Bosnia also pledged themselves to further work together on reforms needed for progress towards the European integration.

Spiric and his entire government, as agreed at their latest meeting in Laktasi near Banja Luka, according to reports, should be re-appointed by the country's presidency.

Agencies

Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Aralık 2007, 18:11
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