Details emerged from the meeting in Sarajevo
As these words were interpreted by the Sarajevo media, Sattler "actually repeated" the position of the head of the HDZ Bosnia-Herzegovina, Dragan Covic, who last week uttered a similar sentence - "how difficult it will be to organize the elections in 2022 without a new election of the Law" and that this could lead Bosnia-Herzegovina to a political and institutional crisis.
Sattler said he "had a good and open exchange of views with Bosnian Presidency member Zeljko Komsic on EU accession, as well as 14 key priorities, electoral reform and reconciliation".
Namely, it is about the demands of HDZ BiH, but also of the Croatian HDZ, that the election law be changed so that each nation elects its member of the presidency, and not that, as was the case with Zeljko Komsic, he "was elected by Bosniaks or other people".
Leaders of the HDZ BiH and the Croatian government believe that "legitimate representation of the people" must be taken into account when amending the Election Law. The Government of the Republic of Croatia strongly advocated for that in Brussels, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Gordan Grli Radman sent a "non-paper" in that regard, demanding that the election law be changed in that part because, according to him, the current law is "unfavorable for the Croatian people in BiH. "
"Recently, Ambassador Sattler was under great pressure from those who want to obstruct electoral reform and do not shy away from defamatory language. This is unacceptable and we should send a strong and unique message of support to Ambassador Sattler," Gordan Grlic-Radman wrote to EU leaders. If "the Election Law is not changed this year", there will be a "great political crisis in 2022, which will paralyze the country's political institutions and stop the...