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Bosnians protest year-long government stalemate

Bosnians protest year-long government stalemate

Activists in Bosnia are protesting the failure of the country's leaders to form a government a year after elections.
The government has been at stalemate since Oct. 3, 2010, elections. The ministries are divided among ethnic Serbs, Croats and Bosniaks, and Croat leaders are unable to come to agreement on who should head their ministries.
A group of activists, mainly artists, formed a symbolic "citizens government" Monday and tried to force their way into the government building. Police stopped them at the entrance.
Without a government, the country can not carry out reforms that would allow Bosnia to get closer to its goal of joining the EU. The constitution has no rules for such a deadlock and it could theoretically continue until elections in 2014.