Bosnia divided on key vote
Bosnia's election results yesterday showed moderates gaining ground in central government, but hardliners stayed firmly entrenched in the Serb entity, casting a shadow over the country's European future.
Moderate Bakir Izetbegovic was set to secure the main Muslim seat in Bosnia's tripartite presidency after Sunday's vote, according to partial results.
The Serbs meanwhile re-elected hardline Bosnian Serb nationalist Nebojsa Radmanovic, who has advocated secession of the Serb-run Republika Srpska.
The current Croat member of the presidency, Zeljko Komsic, won another four year term with 60 percent of the vote.
Almost 15 years since the Bosnian war ended, Muslims, Croats and Serbs remain deeply divided along ethnic lines and mistrust between the country's two semi-independent entities -- the Republika Srpska (RS) and the Muslim-Croat Federation -- has widened.