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 THE MOST RECENT FIGURES REGARDING PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS
Sarajevo, Sep 18, 1996 (Press TWRA)The latest data provided to journalists in Media Center in Sarajevo, is that votes for Bosnia's parliament were counted in 70 municipalities of the Federation and 45 municipalities of the Serb entity, while the votes for the federal parliament were counted in 67 municipalities. Some changes occured in the number of votes in four federal cantons.
In the Federation, in the elections for parliament of B-H, as of now,SDA has 55.7 (percentage), HDZ 22.7, ZL 8.6, SBH 7.1, DNZ (Abdic's party) 2.1.
In the Serb entity, in the elections for parliament of B-H, SDAcurrenty has 52.5, SDA 22, SMP 12, SRS RS (Seselj's radicals) 5.2.
In the elections for the federal parliament, SDA has at the moment56.4 (per cent), HDZ 24.3, SBH 7.1, ZL 6.4 and DNZ 2.3.
In the Una-Sana canton (seat: Bihac) SDA now has 72.5 (per cent), DNZ(rather successful in Velika Kladusa and Cazin) 14.4, SBH 5.4.
In the Tuzla-Podrinje canton (seat: Tuzla), SDA now has 56.6, ZL 22.7,HDZ 9.7, SBH 7.5.
In the central-Biosnian canton (seat: Travnik), votes have beencounted in eleven municipalities. SDA = 50.3, HDZ 42.6, SBH 2.4, ZL 2.7.
In the Neretva canton (seat: Mostar) HDZ has 59.9, SDA 32.3, SBH 2.4,ZL 2.5. (end) A.S.
 RESULTS: TRAVNIK, SREBRENIK, TESANJ, OLOVO, ODZAK, GRADACAC
Sarajevo, Travnik, Tuzla, Sep 18, 1996 (Press TWRA)The following are non-official results in some of municipalities in the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina:
Travnik. In the presidential elections, Izetbegovic won 18 367, Zubak10 603 votes. In the parliamentary elections for the national parliament, SDA = 18 216, HDZ 10 728, while the results for federal & cantonal parliament are similar. Jeremy Hensley, the OSCE supervisor, stressed that the elections in Travnik passed in a perfect way, and that among the main winner of those elections, regardless of political parties, is Travnik itself.
In Srebrenik (results in percentage): Izetbegovic 69.14, Silajdzic14.8, Zubak 5.5. Sead Avdic 3.23, in presidential elections. For B-H parliament: SDA 66.68, SBH 12.6, ZL 9.32. For federal parliament - SDA 66.62, SBH 13.13, ZL 9.68. For the cantonal assembly SDA won 65.77, SBH 12.3, ZL 10.02.
26 728 persons voted in Tesanj. 19 353 of them for Izetbegovic, 2600for Zubak, 2331 for Silajdzic, 249 for Avdic, 235 for Komsic. For parliament of Bosnia-Herzegovina, SDA got 18 852 (70.2%), and HDZ 4176 (15.5%) of votes.
In Olovo, Izetbegovic has had 7370 votes, Silajdzic 378, Zubak 201.For federal parliament, SDA won 7265 votes, SBH 403, ZL 297. For the cantonal parliament, SDA got 7191 votes, SBH 392, ZL 307. For B-H parliament: SDA 7315, SBH 381, ZL 297.
In Odzak, 70 % of the local total electorate participated in theelections. Zubak got 6787, Izetbegovic 2638 of votes. For B-H parliament, HDZ got 6861, SDA 2585 votes. For the federal parliament: HDZ 6683, SDA 2589. The cantonal one: HDZ 6615, SDA 2559.
In Gradacac, Izetbegovic got 19 760 votes, Zubak 2284, Silajdzic1627, Komsic 527. SDA got 18 540 of votes, HDZ 2184, ZL 1471, SBH 1354. Sources in Gradacac say these results could have been known some 20 hours earlier, had OSCE immediately take all ballots. Instead, OSCE representatives were waiting one whole day to get the precise instructions. (end) A.S.
 IZETBEGOVIC: STATEMENT ON THE OCCASION OF THE ELECTION VICTORY
Sarajevo, Sept. 18, 1996 (Press TWRA)President of BH Presidency is Alija Izetbegovic, who has succeeded in maintaining the position after the latest elections owing to the fact he was given the highest number of votes, following the proclamation of the final and unofficial results ( a 72-hour-period should still expire) of the elections for the BH presidency which showed that the BH Presideny is going to be composed of three members: Alija Izetbegovic (President) and Momcilo Krajisnik and Kresimir Zubak (members).
Robert Frowick stated OESC Mission made a final decision, on thebasis of the legal advice of their Constitution- expert, there would be no rotation in the BH Presidency in the next two years or, more precisely, Alija Izetbegovic would remain inalterably on the leading position for the next two years.
Follows the statement of President Izetbegovic:
'The results of the elections, proclaimed today, show I have beenappointed, by the highest number of votes, President of the future BH Presidency. I would like to express thankfulness to all citizens who voted for me, completely aware of the responsibility imposed by this nomination.
I would like to repeat one more time my political aims. In theshortest terms, they are: integration of BH and justice.
Proclamation of the results confirmed my doubts, expressed onSeptember 14, 1996, immediately after the closing of the polling- stations, regarding the regularity of the elections in the BH serb- controlled area. The similar doubts were also expressed by many other political parties and proven by numerous facts. It is obvious an artificial (and illegal) depravation of the right of vote to many voters in BH Federation took place. Many information coming from the different areas confirm the doubts on the obvious irregularities that were possible due to the lack of the elementary conditions for democratic and fair elections. Moreover, all voting-boards in the Serb entity were composed only by Serb members, even by members of just one Serb party. Our and world public should be familiar with these facts.
We deposited our complaints and many are still to be sent in the next72 hours. I expect re-examining of the voters' lists in the BH Serb entity as well as renewing of the voting in majority of the polling-stations situated there.'
President Izetbegovic also pointed out the BH Presidency sessionswould take place in Sarajevo and only in Sarajevo, which was the response on a semi-official speculations claiming some of the sessions would be held outside Sarajevo, even in Pale. Sarajevo is and remains the BH capital, Izetbegovic pointed out.
When asked about the possible time of the first BH Presidency sessionand conditions for its holding, Izetbegovic answered the constituting session of the BH Presideny can be held when Momcilo Krajisnik makes a vow on the basis of the BH Constitution, which he is obliged to do, as a member of the highest state body.
When asked about the possible renewing of the conflicts, tensesituations and even war, owing to the leading positions of the national parties (SDA, SDS, HDZ), Izetbegovic answered: tWe were faced with different conditions and a different historic moment. The same things that were appropriate at that time are not the same any longerv. (end) A.S.
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