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Bosnia Voters To Polls For Local Elections

Voters in Bosnia-Herzegovina are going to the polls for local elections.

The results of the October 7 voting are expected to provide a picture of the strength of political parties, two years before the country’s next scheduled parliamentary and presidential elections in 2014.

Muslims have raised concerns that Serbs may win control of the town of Srebrenica, where Serbian forces massacred some 8,000 Muslim men and boys in 1995.

Serbs have reportedly registered many new voters in Srebrenica.

Bosnia remains largely still divided between its Muslim, Serbian, and Croatian communities following the 1992-1995 civil war.

Voters are expected to elect parties representing the majority ethnic group of their towns.

Based on reporting from dpa, AFP, and