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Bosnians Elect First Post-War Government Without International Supervision


Voters in Bosnia-Herzegovina went to the polls Sunday to choose their first postwar government without international supervision.

Voters were picking candidates for the three-man presidency and parliaments in the Serb Republic and the Muslim-Croat Federation.

With about half the votes counted, preliminary results show Muslim Haris Silajdzic, Serb Nebojsa Radmanovic, and incumbent Croat Ivo Miro Jovic as the leading presidential candidates.

The 1995 Dayton Peace Accords, which ended the fighting in Bosnia, split the country into the two autonomous regions with a collective three-man presidency but with separate legislatures and police forces.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.