House of Peoples of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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The House of Peoples of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina is an upper house of the Parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the lower being the House of Representatives. Federal laws need to be passed by both houses.

The House of Peoples is composed out of 17 delegates from each of the constitutive nations of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosniaks, Croats and Serbs as well as seven delegates of the minorities. The House of Peoples has one chairman and two vice-chairmans.[1]

In July 2017, the BiH Constitutional Court struck down provisions of the election law regulating the indirect election of delegates to the House of Peoples of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The court had previously, in 2016, declared these provisions unconstitutional, and decided that the rules should be changed to ensure legitimate representation in the election of Bosniak, Croat and Serb members to the Federation House of Peoples.

Delegates[edit]

Party Bosniak
delegates
Croat
delegates
Serb
delegates
Minority
delegates
Total
Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 13 1 0 14
Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 0 8 2 13
Party of Democratic Action 8 0 1 0 9
Serb List 0 0 4 0 4
Our Party 0 1 0 2 3
Democratic Front 0 1 0 1 2
Union for a Better Future of BiH 2 0 0 0 2
Labour Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 1 0 1 2
Party of Democratic Activity 2 0 0 0 2
Liberal Party 0 0 2 0 2
Movement of Democratic Action 1 0 0 0 1
Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 0 0 0 1
Serbian Progressive Party 0 0 1 0 1
People’s Party Work for Betterment 0 0 0 1 1
Bosnian People's Party 0 1 0 0 1
Total 17 17 17 7 58


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Organizacija Doma naroda" (in Croatian). House of Peoples of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Retrieved 3 September 2012.