JULY 23 2012 16:58h
The Bosnian parliament's House of Peoples on Thursday did not endorse a decision of the Chairman of the Council of Minister, Vjekoslav Bevanda, to replace the ministers of defence and security and the deputy finance minister appointed by the Party of Democratic Action (SDA).
Deputies cited the protection of vital national interest, asking the Constitutional Court to voice its opinion on the matter.
The debate on the replacement of Defence Minister Muhamed Ibrahimovic, Security Minister Sadik Ahmetovic, and Deputy Finance Minister Fuad Kasumovic.was added to the agenda of the session of the House of Peoples, at the request of Mehmed Bradaric of the Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina (SDP BiH).
Bevanda made the decision to replace the said ministers in late June and the Bosnian parliament's House of Representatives endorsed it in early July. For the decision to go into force, it must be upheld by the House of Peoples.
Bevanda said at today's session he decided to replace the said minister in order to set up a new parliamentary majority in which the party no longer participates. (Hina)