Officially: Република Српска.
English: Serb Bosnia.
Seat of government: Бања Лука.
Status: Not democratic.
Structure: Government is led by a popularly-elected president, and a prime minister chosen by the elected National Assembly, but also supervised by an international high representative, chosen by a consortium of foreign states.
Heads of government: Милорад Додик, СНСД, president; Жељка Цвијановић, СНСД, prime minister; Valentin Inzko, high representative.
Parliamentary parties: Савез Независних Социјалдемократа; Српска Демократска СтранкаПартија Уједињених ПензионераСрпска Радикална Странка; Демократски Народни Савез; Партија Демократског Прогреса; Domovina; Народни Демократски Покрет; Социјалистичка Партија.
Assessment: Partially controlled by ultranationalist majoritarian rule, and partially by imposition of multiethnicity by external states. The high representative has broad powers to intervene in government; he is the seventh to hold the post. Prime minister Драган Микеревић (2003-5) resigned in a dispute with previous international representative Paddy Ashdown (2002-6). Додик served as prime minister from 1998 to 2001, and has dominated politics since 2006 as prime minister (2006-10) and president (since 2010); he was originally supported by the West as a moderate, but in office has continued the policies of nationalism.
FH: 4-3, partly free (democratic). Econ: 5.70 (86), hybrid. (For Bosna as a whole.)
Updated: 2014 November 12.