Bosnia and Herzegovina

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
12.10.2014
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.10.2022
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
42
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

The number of candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
37

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
3,227,543
Votes Number of people who actually voted
1,747,244
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
54.14%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The 2014 elections once again returned a fragmented House of Representatives with 12 parties sharing the 42 seats. 28 members are elected from the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and 14 from the Republika Srpska (RS). The country has a tripartite presidency, with representatives from the Bosniac, Croat and Serb communities (see note 1). The Party of Democratic Action (SDA), led by Mr. Bakir Izetbegovic - a Bosniac member of the presidency - won 10 seats in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and became the largest force overall. Other parties with representation in the Federation include the Democratic Front, newly formed by Mr. Zeljko Komsic , a Croat member of the presidency (five seats); Prime Minister Vjekoslav Bevanda's Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HDZ BiH) and its allies (four seats); and the Union for a Better Future of BiH (SBB BiH), led by media mogul Mr. Fahrudin Radoncic (four seats). In the RS, the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD) took six seats. Its leader Mr. Milorad Dodik is Prime Minister of the RS and advocates for secession from Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Union for Changes (see note 2), an opposition coalition led by Mr. Mladen Ivanic, also took six seats. In the tripartite presidential elections, Mr. Ivanic (Serb, Party of Democratic Progress -PDP) was elected for the first time, while Mr. Izetbegovic (Bosniac, SDA) and Mr. Dragan Covic (Croat, HDZ BiH) were re-elected for a second term. The new presidency was sworn in on 17 November. As of 2 February 2015, the new government had not been formed and Mr. Bevanda leads a caretaker government. The 2014 elections followed devastating floods in May which caused damage estimated at 2 billion euros, equivalent to 15 per cent of the country's GDP. The unemployment rate reached 44 per cent, and three quarters of young people are jobless. Many parties focused their election campaign on economic and social issues. In accordance with 2014 amendments to the election law, candidate lists included 40 per cent of the less represented gender. The number of women elected increased from seven to nine. Note 1: The country's Executive branch consists of the tripartite presidency (which rotates every eight months between a Serb, a Bosniac and a Croat) and the Prime Minister (Chairmen of the Council of Ministers). Note 2: The Union for Change comprised the Serb Democratic Party (SDS) and the Party of Democratic Progress (PDP) - People's Democratic Movement (NDP).
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
12
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
32.43%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
23.81%
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total Federation B. & H Republika Srpska
Party of Democratic Action (SDA) 10 9 1
Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD) 6 0 6
Serb Democratic Party (SDS) 5 0 5
Democratic Front - Zeljko Komsic 5 5 0
Union for a Better Future of BiH (SBB BiH) 4 4 0
Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HDZ BiH) and its allies 4 4 0
Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina (SDP) 3 3 0
Croatians Together (HDZ 1990) 1 1 0
Activist Democratic Party (A-SDA) 1 1 0
Party of Democratic Progress (PDP) - People's Democratic Movement (NDP) 1 0 1
Democratic People's Alliance (DNS) - New Srpska (NS) - Serb Radical Party (SRS) 1 0 1
Bosnian-Herzegovinian Patriotic Party (BSP) 1 1 0
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
33
Number of women elected
9
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
21.43%
Other notes
During the legislature, the post of Speaker of the House of Representatives rotates every eight months. Mr. Dzaferovic (Bosniac) will be succeeded by Ms. Kristo (Croat) and Mr. Bosic (Serb). Note on the Distribution of seats: The allies of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) are the Croatian Peasant Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HSS), the Croatian Christian Democratic Union (HKDU BiH) and the Croatian Party of Rights of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HSP).
Sources
House of Representatives (08.12.2014) Central Election Commission
Women Directly Elected
9

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
33
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
9
First-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
20
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
09.12.2014
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Sefik Dzaferovic (Male)
Political party
Party of Democratic Action (SDA)
Date of election
09.12.2014
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Borjana Kristo (Female)
Political party
Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HDZ BiH)
Date of election
09.12.2014
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Mladen Bosic (Male)
Political party
Serb Democratic Party (SDS)
Date of election
09.12.2014