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Opposition Leader Elected Premier Of Bosnia's Republika Srpska --> (RFE/RL) 28 February 2006 -- The parliament of the Serb entity within Bosnia-Herzegovina today approved opposition leader Milorad Dodik as prime minister.

Lawmakers also accepted Dodik’s candidates for cabinet posts.

The new prime minister formed his cabinet without members of the nationalist Serb Democratic Party, which has run the Bosnian Serb mini-state, known as Republika Srpska, since it was created during Bosnia's 1992-95 war.

The parliament passed a no-confidence vote against the Serb Democratic Party-led government in January after the opposition complained that it had failed to pass the 2006 budget.


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