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Bosnia and Herzegovina 2000 Legislative Election

The 1995 Dayton Accord provided for a bicameral legislature of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina in addition to which there is a bicameral legislature of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and a unicameral legislature of the Serb Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Chamber

House of Representatives

Date of Election

November 11, 2000

Type of Electoral System

Proportional

Number of Seats Available

42 *

Length of Legislative Term
2 years
Number of Seats
Percentage of Votes #
Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina (SDPBH)
9
18.0%
Party of Democratic Action (SDA)
8
18.8%
Serbian Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina (SDS)
6
17.8%
Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HDZ-BiH)
5
11.4%
Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina (SBiH)
5
11.4%
Party for Democratic Progress of the Serb Republic (PDP)
2
6.4%
Party of Independent Social Democrats / Democratic Socialist Party (SNSd/DSP)
1
5.1%
Socialist Party of the Serb Republic (SPRS)
1
2.6%
Serbian People's Alliance of the Serb Republic (SNS)
1
1.9%
New Croatian Initiative (NHI)
1
1.6%
Democratic People's Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina (DNZ)
1
1.2%
Bosnian-Herzegovinian Patriotic Party (BPS)
1
1.1%
Democratic Party of Pensioners of Bosnia and Herzegovina (DSP-BiH)
1
1.1%

* Twenty-eight members were elected from the Federation and 14 from the Serb Republic.

Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Chamber

House of Representatives of the Federation

Date of Election

November 11, 2000

Type of Electoral System

Proportional

Number of Seats Available

140

Length of Legislative Term
2 years
Number of Seats
Percentage of Votes #
Party of Democratic Action (SDA)
38
26.8%
Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina (SDPBH)
37
26.1%
Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HDZ-BiH)
25
17.5%
Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina (SBiH)
21
14.9%
Democratic People's Union of Bosnia Herzegovina (DNZ)
3
2.1%
Bosnian-Herzegovinian Patriotic Party (BPS)
2
1.7%
New Croatian Initiative (NHI)
2
1.6%
Pensioners' Party of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (SPF)
2
1.3%
Bosnian Party (BOSS)
2
1.1%
Croatian Party of Rights of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HSP)
1
1.0%
Democratic Party of Pensioners of Bosnia and Herzegovina (DSP-BiH)
1
0.9%
Liberal Democratic Party (LDS)
1
0.9%
Republican Party (RS)
1
0.6%
Croatian Peasants' Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HSS)
1
0.5%
Civic Democratic Party (GDS)
1
0.4%
Croatian Christian Democratic Union (HKDU)
1
0.4%
Party of Independent Social Democrats (SNSd)
1
-

Serb Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Chamber

National Assembly

Date of Election

November 11, 2000

Type of Electoral System

Proportional

Number of Seats Available

83

Length of Legislative Term
2 years
Number of Seats
Percentage of Votes
Serbian Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina (SDS)
31
-
Party for Democratic Progress of the Serb Republic (PDP)
11
-
Party of Independent Social Democrats (SNSd)
11
-
Party of Democratic Action (SDA)
6
-
Democratic Socialist Party (DSP)
4
-
Party for Bosnia and Herzegovina (SBiH)
4
-
Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina (SDPBH)
4
-
Socialist Party of the Serb Republic (SPRS)
4
-
Democratic People's Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina (DNZ)
3
-
Serbian People's Alliance of the Serb Republic (SNS)
2
-
New Croatian Initiative (NHI)
2
-
Pensioners'Party of the Serb Republic (PSRS)
1
-
Democratic Party of the Serb Republic (DSRS)
1
-

Source: Political Handbook of the World 2000-02, Binghamton, NY: CSA Publications, 2003.
# Source: Electionworld.org / Elections around the World (Elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina). [Internet]. 26 February 2002.

Population Size
4 269 483
Registered Voters
2 508 349

Total Votes

1 597 805

Vote/Registered Voter

63.7%

Spoilt Ballots

-

Source: Voter Turnout: Bosnia and Herzegovina. [Internet]. International IDEA. 26 February 2002.


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