The 1997 Municipal Elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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The 1997 Municipal Elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina : An Analysis of the Observations

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On 13 and 14 September 1997, municipal elections took place in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This book extensively covers the findings of the 363 international observers on both polling days. Were the elections `free and fair'? What did the observers record about the circumstances, procedures and security measurements at the polling stations? Which parties observed the elections, and why? How did the election process and the vote count compare to the 1996 elections?
This book provides a regional profile and outlines specific problems in the various types of polling stations. The observation methodology and design of the observation reports are discussed. Finally, recommendations are made for the upcoming 1998 election observations, and future missions. The book should be of interest to students, scholars and others working in the fields of observation and analysis of elections, ethnic conflicts in the Balkans, and the role of international organisations in democratisation and peace processes.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 279 pages
  • 162.6 x 247.4 x 20.8mm | 580.61g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1998 ed.
  • 279 p.
  • 079235303X
  • 9780792353034

Table of contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. Acronyms 1. Introductions. 2. Backgrounds of the Elections. 3. Observation Methodology. 4. The Observation of the Vote. 5. Observers' Comments. 6. Relationships. 7. The Regional Profile. 8. The Observation of Counting of the Votes. 9. Conclusion and Recommendations. References. Annex 1. The Dayton Agreement (Annex 3). Annex 2. The OSCE/ODIHR Statements. Annex 3. Parties, Coalitions and Independent Candidates in 1996. Annex 4. Outcomes of the 1996 Elections. Annex 5. Parties and Coalitions in 1997. Annex 6. Outcomes of the 1997 Municipal Elections (Distribution of Seats). Annex 7. Report on Observation of Voting. Annex 8. Report on the Observation of Counting. Annex 9. Report on the Opening and Closing of Polling Stations. Annex 10. Observers' Comments by Region. Annex 11. Observations by Municipalities in 1997.
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