Bosnia and Herzegovina

Elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina to be featured during online chat session

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SARAJEVO, 20 March 2000 -- The upcoming April 8 municipal elections in Bosnia and Herzegovia will be the topic of a special, live online web chat on Thursday 23 March 2000.
OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina Spokesperson Tanya Domi will answer the questions and discuss issues. The 90-minute chat session will start at 19:00 (Central European Time) and be linked directly from the mission website at http://www.oscebih.org

Among the topics to be covered will be the introduction of the open list voting system, the campaign process, the need for more transparency and accountability in the political structure of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the role of women and youth voters in these elections.

This is the first time for this type of online chat session to be held in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Internet users throughout the world - notably diaspora from Bosnia and Herzegovina currently residing in more than 60 different countries -- will have the opportunity to ask questions about the electoral process.

Participants will be able to submit their questions and comments in English, Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian.

Media are invited to participate in and monitor the live chat session. A photo opportunity during the chat session will be available, at 20:00, OSCE Head Office (Obala Kulina Bana 19, Sarajevo), OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina.