More than 50,000 national and international observers will monitor Bosnia’s eight post-war election whose campaign has less than a week to run. The Central Electoral Committee has accredited 2,9191 observers, but this figure only refers to those who will be observing the CIK and the main vote collection centre. “International observers can submit their request by October 7, while municipal electoral committees are in charge of accreditations on that level,” Maksida Piric, from the CIK, told BIRN. The delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council Of Europe is coming on October 5 in a mission, joining 486 other confirmed international observers.
The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, OSCE/ODIHR, will have 242 observers, the US embassy in Sarajevo 110, the EU delegation in Bosnia 45.
Other observers will come from the embassies of Germany, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain and Sweden along with state electoral committees of Russia and Croatia.
Civic associations in Bosnia will have 2,339 observers.