Silajdzic is new chairman of Bosnia's presidency

Other News Materials 6 March 2008 17:58 (UTC +04:00)

(dpa) - The Muslim (Bosniak) member of Bosnia- Herzegovina's tripartite state presidency, Haris Silajdzic, replaced Thursday in Sarajevo his Croat colleague Zeljko Komsic as the presidency's chairman.

Silajdzic, elected as a Bosnian Muslim member of the presidency as a member of the Party for Bosnia-Herzegovina (SBiH), became the new chairman of the country's top body in a regular rotation procedure between the representatives of Bosnia's three ethnic groups - Croats, Muslims (Bosniaks) and Serbs.

He is to chair the presidency for the next eight months, after which the Serb member of the presidency, Nebojsa Radmanovic, takes over.