Nationalist parties prevail in Bosnia parliamentary vote

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Source: Associated Press

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Nationalists will stay firmly in power after Bosnia’s general election, deepening the ethnic divide in the country that went through a brutal war in 1992-95, according to updated preliminary results on Monday.

Nationalist parties will dominate the Bosnian state parliament and those in the Serb mini-state and the Muslim-Croat region, showed the results of Sunday’s balloting released by election authorities.

The tally of more than 80 percent of ballots counted also confirmed the pro-Russia Serb leader will win the Serb seat in the three-person Bosnian presidency, defeating a relative moderate.

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