Bosnia's Radmanovic assumes chairman of presidency

2012-11-10 22:00:20 GMT2012-11-11 06:00:20(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

SARAJEVO, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- Nebojsa Radmanovic on Saturday assumed Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) with a tenure of eight months, in accordance with the rotation principle.

The rotation takes place on the basis of Article 5 of the Constitution, in conjunction with Article 5 of the Rules of Procedure of the presidency, according to the Office of Public Affairs of BiH Presidency.

Under the Constitution, the presidency consists of three members, coming from three constituent peoples: one Bosniak and one Croat elected from the Federation of BiH and one elected from Republika Srpska.

Together they serve a four-year term, where the member with the most votes becomes the chairman unless he or she was the incumbent chairman at the time of election. The chairmanship rotates every eight months to ensure equality.

Radmanovic comes from among Serb people and assumed chairmanship from Bakir Izetbegovic, who is a Bosniak and held the office over past eight months.

Born in 1949, Radmanovic was elected to the presidency in 2006. He is married and has two daughters.

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