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Government, Legislature

Croats, Serbs, national budget, international treaties, House of Representatives

The central legislature has two chambers, the House of Peoples and the House of Representatives. The House of Peoples has 15 members, 5 Muslims, 5 Croats, and 5 Serbs, elected by the parliaments of the entities. The House of Representatives has 42 directly elected members, two-thirds from the federation and one-third from the Serb Republic. The central legislature is charged with drafting laws that implement decisions made by the collective presidency, determining a national budget, and ratifying international treaties. Complicated procedures exist to try to ensure that no ethnic group is outvoted on matters concerning its vital interests.



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Croats, Serbs, national budget, international treaties, House of Representatives, Muslims, ethnic group, parliaments, chambers, thirds, entities, federation, matters, decisions, members

 
 

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