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Bosnia's New Communists Vow to Restore Old System

Communist Party of Bosnia said it was officially registered, had received thousands of membership requests, and was ready to start the fight to restore Communism.

Elvira Jukic
BIRN
Sarajevo

More than 300 people are already members of the Communist Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina, officially founded on April 10 in Sarajevo, party members said on Thursday at a press conference.

Communists said they will run in local elections, planned for the autumn, and promise a fight to restore the Communist system to Bosnia.

“The aim... is to change the socio-political system,” party president Muhamed Imamovic said in Sarajevo on April 26.

“We will fight for the establishment of the socialist republic of B&H,” Imamovic added: “This country needs a strong leftist party... because only Communists can change the current catastrophic situation.”

Imamovic said the party has received around 16,000 filed requests for membership but their human resources commission will choose who will be allowed to join.

The Union of Communists from Banja Luka, in the Bosnian Serb entity, Republika Srpska, may unite with the Communist Party, it has been announced.

Recalling the decades of Yugoslav Communism, from 1945 to 1990, Imamovic recalled that “for 50 years we lived in a system based on social justice that is nowadays blackened by a minority who have profited from its abolition.”

Comments on the popular new line news portal, Klix, ranged from supportive to extremely negative.

“Not even the departed Marshall [Tito] himself could help us, so the Communist Party can't either - anyway, good luck,” read one.

“Serbs and Croats don't want to unite with you whatever you try,” read another, referring to the fact that Imamovic is usually a Bosniak (Muslim) surname.

“We fought for years to get rid of Communism and you want it back... pack your stuff and go to Russia,” read a third.

Some, however posters signalled their willingness to join the party immediately.

“My communist comrades, I will be glad to join you and vote for you,” read one would-be member's message.

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