5 In other words, ethno-nationalist political parties have dominated the political sphere in Bosnia and Herzegovina since the first democratic elections in the early 1990s. Such a preference for strictly ethnic parties by voters in Bosnia and Herzegovina was repeated in every election, with the sole exception of the one in 2000, when the Social Democratic Party (Socijaldemokratska partija, SDP), one of the few examples of multinational political parties in Bosnia, won the elections. What has happened to Bosnia is therefore not a democratic transition, but an “ethnocratic transition”. As a result, ethnic politicians have not been able to reach compromises on very important issues, even though it was necessary for the whole country to continue on the path to EU membership. .
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