Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Predsjedni?tvo Bosne i Hercegovine
Coat of arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg
Milorad Dodik (cropped).jpg Sefik Dzaferovic.jpg ?eljko Kom?i?.jpg
Milorad Dodik
?efik D?aferovi?
?eljko Kom?i?

since 20 November 2018
SeatPresidency Building (Sarajevo)
AppointerDirect election
Term lengthFour years
renewable once every individual term
First holderAlija Izetbegovi?
Mom?ilo Kraji?nik
Kre?imir Zubak
Salary3,091 EUR per month[1]

The Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian: Predsjedni?tvo Bosne i Hercegovine / ? ) is the three-member body which collectively serves as head of state of Bosnia and Herzegovina.[2]

According to the Article V of the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Presidency comprises three members: one Bosniak, one Serb, and one Croat.[3] The Bosniak and Croat members are elected from a joint constituency in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, whilst the Serb member is elected from voters in Republika Srpska.

The three members elected at any one election serve a collective four-year term. Individuals are able to serve no more than two consecutive four-year terms, although there are no overall term limits.

Although the unsubdivided body is the collective head of state, one member is designated as Chairperson. The position of Chairperson rotates twice around the three members every eight months, with the candidate receiving the most votes overall becoming the first Chairperson over the four-year term.

Current members

Member of Presidency Photo Joined Presidency Party Representing Chairman term[a]
?efik D?aferovi? Sefik Dzaferovic.jpg 20 November 2018
1st term
SDA Bosniaks
?eljko Kom?i? ?eljko Kom?i?.jpg 20 November 2018
3rd term
DF Croats 20 July 2019 - present
Milorad Dodik Milorad Dodik (cropped).jpg 20 November 2018
1st term
SNSD Serbs 20 November 2018 - 20 July 2019

Powers, duties and responsibilities

The Presidency is responsible for:

  • Conducting the foreign policy of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  • Appointing ambassadors and other international representatives, no more than two thirds of which may come from the Federation;
  • Representing Bosnia and Herzegovina in European and international organizations and institutions and seeking membership in such organizations and institutions of which it is not a member;
  • Negotiating, denouncing, and, with the consent of the Parliamentary Assembly, ratifying treaties of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  • Executing decisions of the Parliamentary Assembly;
  • Proposing, upon the recommendation of the Council of Ministers, an annual budget to the Parliamentary Assembly;
  • Reporting as requested, but no less than annually, to the Parliamentary Assembly on expenditures by the Presidency;
  • Coordinating as necessary with international and nongovernmental organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and;
  • Performing such other functions as may be necessary to carry out its duties, as may be assigned to it by the Parliamentary Assembly, or as may be agreed by the Entities.

List of Members of Presidency

Term Election Members Party Ethnicity
1996 SDA Bosniak
Mom?ilo Kraji?nik SDS Serb
Kre?imir Zubak Croat
(13 October 1998 - 28 October 2002)
1998 Alija Izetbegovi? (until October 2000) SDA Bosniak
Beriz Belki? (from March 2001) SBiH
?ivko Radi?i? SP Serb
Ante Jelavi? (until March 2001) HDZ BiH Croat
Jozo Kri?anovi? (from March 2001) SDP BiH
2002 Sulejman Tihi? SDA Bosniak
Mirko ?arovi? (until April 2003) SDS Serb
Borislav Paravac (from April 2003)
Dragan ?ovi? (until March 2005) HDZ BiH Croat
Ivo Miro Jovi? (from March 2005)
2006 Haris Silajd?i? SBiH Bosniak
Neboj?a Radmanovi? SNSD Serb
?eljko Kom?i? SDP BiH Croat
2010 Bakir Izetbegovi? SDA Bosniak
Neboj?a Radmanovi? SNSD Serb
?eljko Kom?i? Croat
DF (from 2013)
(17 November 2014 - 20 November 2018)
2014 Bakir Izetbegovi? SDA Bosniak
Mladen Ivani? PDP Serb
Dragan ?ovi? HDZ BiH Croat
(20 November 2018 - )
2018 ?efik D?aferovi? SDA Bosniak
Milorad Dodik SNSD Serb
?eljko Kom?i? DF Croat

See also

Coat of arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg

politics and government of
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina portal


  1. ^ "Infographic: What are the Monthly Salaries of Presidents in the Region - Sarajevo Times". Sarajevo Times. 25 February 2018.
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  1. ^ Current 2018-2022 term only

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