Political parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina reacted to High Representative Christian Schmidt’s decision to form a Federal Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBIH) from the two entities in the country, using the “Bonn powers”.
In a written statement from the SDA, he stated that Schmidt’s use of the “Bonn powers” to establish the FBI government was an “imposition”.
“Violating the constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina and ignoring the will of the Bosnian child is an unacceptable precedent,” the statement said. expression was used.
The Democratic Front, led by the Croatian member of the Presidency Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Zeljko Komsić, also stated that the decision was unconstitutional.
In a written statement made by Dr. Statement included.
Support HC Scdmidt from the Social Democrats
Nermin Niksic, chairwoman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), who was appointed by Federal President Lydia Bradara to form the government, announced that she supported the decision.
“Unfortunately, unless there are more local politicians trying to find good solutions, the interventions of the High Representative (Christian Schmidt) will be required. This is a decision that all well-meaning political choices have desired and that they have publicly defended.” He said.
On the other hand, it was reported that the House of Representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina will meet tomorrow to discuss the formation of the government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
High Representative Schmidt announced to reporters that he had used the “Bonn powers” to set up the FBI government.
According to the decision published on the official website of the Office of the High Representative (OHR), after Schmidt’s statement, the signatures of the FBI’s deputies, which prevented the establishment of the entity’s government, are not required. Statements were made.
Miscellaneous: Top Actor fulfilled HDZ’s wish
The European People’s Union (NES), one of the parties withdrawing from the FBiH coalition government of 8, declared that High Representative Schmidt’s intervention was only in fulfillment of the wishes of the HDZ, which had elected its own government partners.
The statement emphasized that the party does not want to be part of the “imposed government”, and the statement commented that Schmidt suspended the constitution of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina with his decision.
Efendic: The resolution serves HDZ and the Triple Alliance
Samir Avendić, leader of the Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina (SBiH), said the regulations, where laws are being changed around the clock and favored by the Office of the High Representative (OHR) and the international community, is an unprecedented situation.
Noting that High Representative Schmidt’s decision is valid only for the formation of the government proposed by the HDZ and the Triple Alliance, Avendić said, “We announced a few months ago that we did not want to be part of the imposed government.”
Afendish stressed that there is no point in going to the polls with these decrees, and said that, despite everything, he believes that the House of Representatives will in no way give this government a vote of confidence.
DF: Occupation Government
The Democratic Front, led by a member of the Presidency Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Zeljko Komsic, announced that the regulation imposed by Schmidt in order to remove obstacles to the formation of the government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina suspended the constitution and imposed an occupation government.
The statement, which emphasized that the decision imposed by Schmidt was strongly condemned, said that there had been a brutal assault by foreigners against the constitutional order of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and that the change made in favor of the HDZ aimed to constitute an occupation. The government with the parties grouped around the leader of the HDZ Dragan Ković.
In the statement, which stated that the intervention is a crime and against the will of the citizens, it was noted that Schmidt’s intervention constituted a historical humiliation for Croats, Serbs and Bosnians alike.
People’s and Justice Party (NiP): A permanent solution was imposed in which a blockade would become impossible
The People’s and Justice Party, which is among the members of the government coalition, announced that the decision imposed by Schmidt means ending the blockade process that the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina has been going through for nearly five years, and forcefully. supports this change.
The party announced that Schmidt’s decision would remove the siege on the entity and liberate the citizens from the captives of irresponsible politicians who are trying to stay in power at any cost.
Recalling that the current government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina has been operating as an interim government for five years, the statement noted that throughout this time, the entity’s government did not represent the parliamentary majority and did not have democratic legitimacy.
Dzaferovich: Suspension of the Washington Treaty
Šefik Dzavirović (Śfik Kavirović), a former member of the Presidency Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina and a member of the People’s Assembly of the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina, said that with this decision, Schmidt introduced a slate in favor of the election results only in favor of the HDZ and the Triple Alliance alliance.
Dzavirović stressed that with yesterday’s intervention, a circumstance arose in which the government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina could not be formed without the approval of the Croatian President, but without the approval of the Bosnian Vice-President, and Dzavirović pointed out that according to the constitution, the founding peoples Bosniaks and Croats should have equal law.
Dzaferović argued that with this hope suspended, the Washington Agreement was also suspended creating disappointment among the Bosniaks.
Our Party (NS): The government will be formed
In the statement published by our party (NS), it was stated that the Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina will be formed after the decision of High Representative Schmidt.
The statement indicated that the expectation of the possibility of early elections in the decision imposed by Schmitt excludes the illegitimate adherence to power and the siege.
The party asserted that the decision of the Office of the High Representative would be respected and that they called on all political parties to do the same, and the party argued that politically immature positions required intervention.
Support from the US Embassy
The US Embassy in Sarajevo declared that the changes envisaged by Schmidt in the Constitution of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina were satisfactory.
In the statement, which stated that Schmidt’s decision paved the way for the formation of the government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina seven months after the elections, it was unfortunate that Schmidt intervened, and it was hoped that all parties would take advantage of this opportunity to form the government.
Kavazovic: “I was hoping for a permanent, neutral and fair solution”
The head of the Islamic Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Huseyn Efendi Kavazović, said he hoped for a lasting, fair and just solution from High Representative Schmidt that would put all political parties on an equal footing, but he regretted that this was not the case.
Kavazovic said: “A long-term political struggle for the political equality of our citizens and peoples awaits us. This struggle must be within parliament and by political means.
HNS blamed the Bosnian parties
The Croatian National Assembly (HNS), which unites Croatian parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina, again called for comprehensive electoral reform, expressing its displeasure with Schmidt’s interference.
In the statement, which stated that Schmidt’s intervention offered a temporary solution, the “radical Bosniak parties” were accused of obstructing internal reconciliation and of causing the intervention of the international community once again to be undemocratic.
source: Balkan News / AA
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