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SDA, SNSD lead Bosnia's central parl poll – prelim data

SDA, SNSD lead Bosnia's central parl poll – prelim data

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), October 13 (SeeNews) – The hardline Party for Democratic Action, SDA, has won the most votes for Bosniak representatives in Bosnia's central parliament, ahead of the Democratic Front and the Union for a Better Future of Bosnia and Herzegovina, SBB, preliminary results of the state election commission indicated on Monday.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is made up of two autonomous entities, the Muslim-Croat Federation and the Serb Republic.

SDA has won 27.81% of the votes cast in Sunday's election with the Democratic Front and SBB garnering 15.09% and 14.43%, respectively, data showed after votes at 75.02% of polling stations in the Federation were counted.

With 82.84% of ballots in the Serb Republic counted, the ruling party in the entity, the Union of Independent Social Democrats, SNSD, is winning 39.58% of the votes followed by the Serb Democratic Party, SDS, with 33.5%, data indicated.

The 42 members of the lower house of Bosnia's central parliament are elected by proportional representation with 28 seats allocated to the Federation and 14 seats to the Serb Republic.

The 3.2 million eligible voters in Bosnia and Herzegovina were also electing representatives for the tripartite presidency and the parliaments it the two entities, as well as ten cantonal assemblies in the Muslim-Croat Federation and a president of the Serb Republic.