Bosniak member of the Presidency
Croat member of the Presidency
Serb member of the Presidency
Results of the presidential elections (from left to right: Bosniak, Croat, Serb.) Darker shade indicates a larger share of the vote for the indicated candidate.
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Colours denote the party with the most votes by municipalities.
General elections were held in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 7 October 2018. Voters elected the national Presidency and House of Representatives, as well as the Presidents and legislatures of the two entities and the legislatures of the ten cantons of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The three members of the Presidency are elected by plurality. In Republika Srpska voters elect the Serb representative, whilst in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina voters elect the Bosniak and Croat members. The 42 members of the House of Representatives are elected by open list proportional representation in two constituencies, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska.
A total of 3,352,933 citizens are registered to vote: 2,092,336 in the FBiH and 1,260,597 in the RS (citizens living in Brčko District vote in one of the entities). There are 77,814 persons registered to vote outside of BiH, out of which 76,729 persons are registered to vote by mail and 1,085 are registered to vote at diplomatic missions.
Turnout at the level of BiH was 53.36%; FBiH 51.25%; RS 57.30% and BD 46.81%. The percentage was slightly lower as compared to 2014 that was 54.14%. The BiH Central Election Commission (CEC) reported that all 5714 polling stations closed down in time or with slight delay. According to the initial assessment by the BiH CEC, the elections passed in an overall calm and peaceful atmosphere.
Presidency of BiH
The elected members of the BiH Presidency are Šefik Džaferović (Bosniak, SDA), Željko Komšić (Croat, DF) and Milorad Dodik (Serb, SNSD). There was controversy over the election of the Croat member, as the non-nationalist candidate Željko Komšić (Democratic Front) won against the nationalist Dragan Čović (HDZ BiH) with the help of Bosniak voters, with Komšić winning first place almost exclusively in municipalities without a Croat relative majority. The result prompted protests of Croats accusing Bosniaks of out-voting and calling for the creation of their own entity or electoral constituency. In the following days, protests were held in Mostar with signs "Not my president". In the days following election, several municipalities with Croat majority declared Komšić persona non grata.
|Šefik Džaferović||Party of Democratic Action||212,581||36.61|
|Denis Bećirović||Social Democratic Party||194,688||33.53|
|Fahrudin Radončić||Union for a Better Future of BiH||75,210||12.95|
|Mirsad Hadžikadić||Platform for Progress||58,555||10.09|
|Senad Šepić||Independent Bloc||29,922||5.15|
|Amer Jerlagić||Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina||9,655||1.66|
|Željko Komšić||Democratic Front||225,500||52.64|
|Dragan Čović||Croatian Democratic Union||154,819||36.14|
|Diana Zelenika||Croatian Democratic Union 1990||25,890||6.04|
|Boriša Falatar||Our Party||16,036||3.74|
|Jerko Ivanković Lijanović||People's Party for Work and Betterment||6,099||1.42|
|Milorad Dodik||Alliance of Independent Social Democrats||368,210||53.88|
|Mladen Ivanić||Alliance for Victory (SDS–PDP–NDP–SRS RS–SRS)||292,065||42.74|
|Mirjana Popović||Serb Progressive Party of Republika Srpska||12,731||1.86|
|Gojko Kličković||First Serb Democratic Party||10,355||1.52|
House of Representatives of BiH
|Party of Democratic Action||252,081||25.48||8||29,673||4.45||1||281,754||17.01||9||–1|
|Alliance of Independent Social Democrats||4,663||0.47||0||260,930||39.10||6||265,593||16.03||6||0|
|Social Democratic Party||140,781||14.23||5||9,672||1.45||0||150,453||9.08||5||+2|
|Democratic Front–Civic Alliance||96,180||9.72||3||–||–||–||96,180||5.81||3||–2|
|Party of Democratic Progress||–||–||–||83,832||12.56||2||83,832||5.06||2||+1|
|Democratic People's Alliance||652||0.07||0||68,637||10.29||1||69,289||4.18||1||0|
|Union for a Better Future of BiH||67,597||6.83||2||1,394||0.21||0||68,991||4.16||2||–2|
|Movement of Democratic Action||38,417||3.88||1||–||–||–||38,417||2.32||1||New|
|Party of Democratic Activity||29,763||3.01||1||756||0.11||0||30,519||1.84||1||0|
|People and Justice||23,353||2.36||0||–||–||–||23,353||1.41||0||New|
|Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina||17,830||1.80||0||–||–||–||17,830||1.08||0||0|
|Bosnian-Herzegovinian Patriotic Party||16,433||1.66||0||–||–||–||16,433||0.99||0||–1|
|Independent Bosnia-Herzegovina List||12,505||1.26||0||���||–||–||12,505||0.75||0||New|
|Labour Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina||7,735||0.78||–||–||–||–||7,735||0.47||0||0|
|The Initial Serb Democratic Party||–||–||–||7,513||1.13||0||7,513||0.45||0||New|
|Serb Progressive Party RS||–||–||–||4,750||0.71||0||4,750||0.29||0||0|
|Union for New Politics||728||0.07||–||1381||0.21||0||2,109||0.13||0||New|
|Croatian Party BiH||1,095||0.11||–||–||–||–||1,095||0.07||0||New|
|Liberal Democratic Party||1,833||0.19||0||–||–||–||1,833||0.11||0||New|
|The Left Wing||264||0.03||0||666||0.10||0||930||0.06||0||New|
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- Electoral System IPU
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