The official results of the local elections made on 2 October 2016 in Bosnia and Herzegovina were announced.
Out of 3.263.906 registered voters in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1.723.140 voters voted to decide for new mayors and council members in 5.469 local and international ballot boxes. In the elections, where the participation was % 53.88, 30.500 candidates, including 171 independent candidates and candidates from 102 parties and 103 political coalitions which are still active in the country, raced for local governments.
According to the results approved by Bosnia and Herzegovina Central Election Commission (CIK), 135 mayors and council members in total were determined in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serb Republic. The coalition of the two major Bosniak parties, Party of Democratic Action (SDA) and Union for a Better Future of Bosnia and Herzegovina (SBB BIH) won 32 municipalities throughout the country; The Party of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD) had 31municipalities and The Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HDZ) got 16 municipalities.
TDBB Administrative Board Member Semir Efendic was re-elected as Mayor of Novi Grad Sarajevo and some of the mayors changed. Suhret Fazlic was elected as Mayor of Bihac, Borislav Rakic as Mayor of Vukosavlje, Samir Kamenjakovic as Mayor of Zivinice, Fuad Kasumovic as Mayor of Zenica and Mirnes Tukic as Mayor of Doboj Jug.
The re-elected mayors are as follows: Mayor of Doboj Obren Petrovic, Mayor of Doboj-Istok Kemal Bratic, Mayor of Fojnica Sabahudin Klisura, Mayor of Gorazde Muhamed Ramovic, Mayor of Ilijas Akif Fazlic, Mayor of Konjic Emir Bubalo, Mayor of Olovo Demal Memegic, Mayor of Pale FBiH Asim Zec, Mayor of Ilidza Senaid Memic, Mayor of Stari Grad Ibrahim Hadzibajric, Mayor of Travnik Admir Hadziemric and Mayor of Visoko Amra Babic.
The election in Srebrenica was won by Serb mayor candidate Mladen Grujicic by defeating Bosniak candidate Durakovic with 773 votes.
The election in Stolac was cancelled as a result of practices contrary to election rules and also the fight after the election. On the occasion of the approval of cancellation, a new election date will be determined for Stolac in 14 days.
To end the disunity in Mostar, which was divided into six municipalities to be governed after the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina between 1992 and 1995, Mostar was turned into a single municipality with the 55-article Status of Mostar prepared by the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina of the time, Paddy Ashdown, in 2004; the executive head was the mayor and the legislative branch was decided as the city council. But because Croats are against the approval of abovementioned regulations, many issues in the city are still “unsolved”. As a result of this status issue, local elections were suspended in the city since 2008. In consequence of the controversies, no elections could be made this year.