Izetbegovic declares victory in Bosnian presidential elections
Celebrations begin at Party of Democratic Action headquarters.
Presidential candidate and deputy chairman of the conservative Party of Democratic Action, Bakir Izetbegovic, has declared victory in the Bosnian presidential elections.
Izetbegovic declared from his party's headquarters that, with 75 percent of votes counted, he is ahead in the race to become the Bosniak member of the tripartite Presidency of the Council.
Izetbegovic said that the elections were held in a fair and democratic atmosphere and that he was around 55,000 votes ahead of the closest candidate.
"I can declare my victory for the Bosniak membership of the tripartite Presidency of the Council," Izetbegovic announced.
Izetbegovic also stated that, having received 34 percent of the vote, his party will be the leading force at both national and state levels.
He expressed his gratitude to voters and said that, "they did a good job."
After the polls closed, members of the Party for Democratic Action began to gather outside their headquarters. They celebrated their candidate's re-election by burning torches.
Meanwhile, the leader of the country's largest Croat party, the Croatian Democratic Union party, Dragan Covic, declared victory in the race to become the Croat member of the presidential council.
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