Thursday, September 27, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (27.September,2007) – The Bosnian Parliament’s House of Representatives did not appoint at the session yesterday the Serb and Bosniak ombudsmen.The delegates have supported the nomination of the Croat candidate Mariofil Ljubic for the position of the Ombudsman.

However, Bosniak and Serb candidates Emina Halilovic and Vitomir Popovic did not get the majority of votes needed for nomination. Votes of the Collegiums are now needed.

Although members of the Collegiums have agreed upon the issue earlier, the delegates did not support yesterday the nomination of the Emina Halilovic and Vitomir Popovic.

A new competition will be announced because the country needs the ombudsmen, Milorad Zivkovic, Speaker of the House said.

The delegates supported the nomination of Mensur Sehagic for the position of the Bosnian Commission for Concessions member, as well as the nomination of Ljerka Maric for the position of the Head of the Direction for Economic Planning.

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