Bosnia presidency names PM-designate four months after election

February 9, 2015 5:02 PM

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SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Bosnia's three-member inter-ethnic presidency named a prime minister-designate on Monday, in the first step towards forming a national government needed to push through economic reforms sought by the European Union.

Bickering over jobs has slowed the formation of governments at different layers of Bosnia's complex system since an October election despite appeals from the European Union for swift action. The EU has promised to unblock Bosnia's stalled bid to join the bloc in exchange for reforms.

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