Bosnia’s parliament approved a new government led by the first female prime minister on Wednesday. The new government will be tasked with approving major changes to advance Bosnia’s European Union EU accession bid.
Following the ethnically divided country’s October election, lawmakers from ten political parties overcame ideological differences to form a political coalition.
The Bosnian Constitution requires the coalition to include representatives from the country’s three major ethnic groups: Bosniaks, Croats, and Serbs. Prime Minister Borjana Kristo, an ethnic Croat, proposed the nine ministers.