Nationalist candidates of Bosnia’s Croats, Muslims and Serbs were ahead in the race for the country’s tripartite presidency, partial results showed early Monday. Bakir Izetbegovic, head of the main Muslim SDA party, looked set to win his second term as the Muslim member of the joint presidency. Izetbegovic, son of Bosnia’s late wartime leader Alija Izetbegovic, won 33.16 percent of the votes, according to results based on almost 77 percent of ballots counted. His main opponent, local media mogul Fahrudin Radoncic, garnered 26.67 percent, the early results from the electoral commission showed.
Zeljka Cvijanovic and Dragan Covic were leading the race for the Serb and Croat member of the presidency respectively, both from nationalist parties.
However, race between them and their main opponents was a bit tighter.
Apart from the tripartite presidency, some 3.3 million Bosnians were eligible to vote on a new central parliament in Sunday’s general election.