Stable coalitions in BiH parliaments will be hard to establishAdriatic Journal 11 October 2018
According to preliminary results of the elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina, SDA, SDP and SNSD parties will have the highest number of deputies in the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH, while in the House of Representatives of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina parliament most seats have been won by the SDA, SDP and HDZ BiH. The Party of Democratic Action (SDA) will have nine MPs, the highest number, in the BiH parliamentary assembly. Immediately behind is the Social Democratic Party (SDP) of BiH and the League of Social Democrats (SNSD), which will each have five deputies. According to the current data, the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) of BiH will also have five representatives in the state parliament. Serbian Democratic Party (SDS) will have four MPs. The Democratic Front (DF) will have three, while the Federation for a Better Future (SBB), Our Party (NS) and the Party of Democratic Progress (PDP) will have two representatives. Five political parties will have one representative: the Independent Block (NB), the Democratic Action Movement (PDA), the Party of Democratic Action (A-SDA), the Democratic People’s Union (DNA) and the Socialist Party (SP). As for the parliament of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the majority of MPs will come from the SDA, with 17 deputies. HDZ BiH will have 15 MPs, and 10 DF deputies will sit in parliamentary benches. SBB will have 8 representatives. The current structure in the parliamentary assembly of BiH and the FBiH parliament clearly shows that it will be difficult to establish stable coalitions.
Slovenian Sovereign Holding published an invitation today to potential investors to indicate an interest in Abanka, the country’s third largets bank. The investors have until 26 October to do so. After the deadline, the Holding will invite chosen investors to submit non-biding bids, according to its website. It has named BNP Paribas, the French bank, as the financial advisor to collect the best bidders. Dušan Mramor, former finance minister, commented to journalists on the sidelines in Portorož that it is difficult to tell whether selling a stake of Abanka to a startegic partner will yield better proceeds than an initial public offering as in the NLB case.