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Divided Bosnians Vote How to Live Without Help

Deeply divided Bosnians vote in a general election on Sunday to choose the leaders who will guide their country after a decade of international supervision. Muslims, Serbs and Croats disagree on how to run Bosnia after the planned end of the international protectorate in 2007. Although the EU and NATO have no plans to withdraw 6,000 troops, the post of peace overseer Christian Schwarz-Schilling — who has wide powers under the 1995 Dayton peace agreement to sack officials and impose laws — would shut down. A successful transition would show the European Union that the ex-Yugoslav republic can function on its own and boost Bosnia’s chances for EU membership. Full Story

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