Home Page
 
news 17 Jan 14

Bosnia Federation MP Seeks President's Dismissal

A Croat lawmaker from Bosnia's Federation entity has demanded a vote by MPs next week to dismiss President Zivko Budimir - claiming many major parties will back the idea.

Elvira M. Jukic
BIRN
Sarajevo

Stanko Primorac, a lawmaker from the Croatian Party of Rights, HSP, on January 16 asked  parliamentarians to vote to dismiss Zivko Budimir, President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Primorac submitted the request for the House of Representatives to discuss the dismissal at their next session dedicated to choosing a speaker after Fehim Skaljic recently resigned.

Primorac said he based the demand on Budimir's "violation of the constitution and of the law and bringing the Federation into financial and political collapse”.

He referred to Budimir's actions on January 3, when he dismissed the Finance Minister Ante Krajina for not ensuring war veteran pensions were paid in several municipalities.

At the same time he said he was acting on a request by the Prime Minister Nermin Niksic from 2012, which he had then refused.

The entity's Constitutional Court recently returned Krajina to his post until a new minister can be appointed in order to assure payments continue flowing in the entity.

Although the HSP has only one MP, Primorac, he hopes he can win broad support for the sacking.

The HSP says the governing Social Democratic Party, SDP, has pledged to back the dismissal, as this party made a similar demand last summer. The HSP is also counting on support of the two main Croat parties in Bosnia, the Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, and HDZ 1990.

Talk about it!

blog comments powered by Disqus

Related Headlines:

albanian-former-minister-takes-support-after-charges-on-drug-trafficking-10-20-2017
20 Oct 17

Albania Parliament Stalls on Allowing MP's Arrest

Albania's parliament has postponed a decision on whether to allow the arrest of MP Saimir Tahiri on drugs smuggling charges until Saturday.

20 Oct 17

Winds of Change

20 Oct 17

‘Political War’ in Moldova Threatens Army

20 Oct 17

Kosovo Readies for Sunday's Local Elections

20 Oct 17

Belgrade Museum of Contemporary Art to Reopen

Premium Selection

political-war-in-moldova-threatens-army-10-20-2017
20 Oct 17

‘Political War’ in Moldova Threatens Army

Moldova's military forces could be the next collateral damage from the country’s growing internal political crisis, experts warn.

louder-than-guns-croatia-s-wartime-patriotic-singers-10-18-2017
20 Oct 17

‘Louder than Guns’: Croatia’s Patriotic Wartime Singers

A new documentary about huge number of Croatian patriotic songs recorded during the 1990s conflict shows how musicians volunteered their talents to support the ‘Homeland War’ for independence.

19 Oct 17

EU Mulls Lower Roaming Charges for Balkans

17 Oct 17

Referendum Pledge Haunts Bosnian Serb Supremo