The President of the City Assembly in the eastern BiH town of Srebrenica, Camil Durakovic, was dismissed on Thursday for “inappropriate behaviour” and councillors elected Salko Tursunovic to replace him.
Durakovic was allegedly dismissed over statements he made as an official of the Assembly, and for violating the rules of procedure in connection with scheduling sessions.
The Vice President of the Assembly, Radomir Pavlovic, told the Srna news agency that 15 councillors voted for the dismissal, while one voted against.
The Thursday session became heated, and a group of Bosniak councillors left because they did not agree on the items on the agenda. Serb councillors demanded that the proposal to dismiss Durakovic be one of the first points on the agenda, which Bosniak councillors did not agree with.
Durakovic said earlier that his dismissal was initiated after he filed a criminal complaint against journalist Branimir Djuricic for denying genocide.