“Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik, who seeks the secession of Bosnia’s Serb-dominated region, announced his official candidacy on Tuesday for the Serb seat in the country’s inter-ethnic presidency in an Oct. 7 vote.

Post-war Bosnia is made up of two autonomous regions, the Bosniak-Croat Federation and the Serb Republic (RS), linked via a weak central government and a presidency comprised of Serb, Croat and Muslim Bosniak members.

Dodik looks an unlikely candidate to represent a state that he has repeatedly attacked as unviable and harmful for Serbs, but opted for the job as he cannot run again for president of Bosnia’s Serb Republic after his second term expires in October.” (Reuters)