БОСНА СРПСКА « BOSNA SRPSKA »
— Officially: Република Српска « Republika Srpska ».
— English: Serb Bosnia.
— Seat of government: Бања Лука « Bańa Luka ».
— 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: Жељка Цвијановић « Žeĺka Cvijanović », СНСД « SNSD », president (since 2018); Радован Вишковић « Radovan Višković », СНСД « SNSD », prime minister (since 2018); Christian Schmidt, high representative (since 2021).
— Parliamentary parties: Савез Независних Социјалдемократа « Savez Nezavisnix Socijaldemokrata »; Српска Демократска Странка « Srpska Demokratska Stranka »Српска Радикална Странка « Srpska Radikalna Stranka »; Демократски Народни Савез « Demokratski Narodni Savez »; Партија Демократског Прогреса « Partija Demokratskog Progresa »; Социјалистичка Партија « Socijalistička Partija »; Zajedno za BiH; Народни Демократски Покрет « Narodni Demokratski Pokret »; Уједињена Српска « Ujedińena Srpska ».
— 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 eighth to hold the post. Prime minister Драган Микеревић « Dragan Mikerević » (2003-5) resigned in a dispute with previous international representative Paddy Ashdown (2002-6). Милорад Додик « Milorad Dodik » served as prime minister from 1998 to 2001, and has dominated politics since 2006 as party leader of СНСД « SNSD », prime minister (2006-10), and president (2010-8); he was originally supported by the West as a moderate, but in office has continued the policies of nationalism. In 2018, Додик « Dodik » was elected to one of the seats on the union presidency; his prime minister, Цвијановић « Cvijanović » (2013-8), was elected to succeed him.
— FH: 4-3, partly free (democratic). Econ: 5.70 (86), hybrid. (For Bosna as a whole.)
— Updated: 2021 November 28.
 

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