Divided Bosnians vote with little hope of change

October 12, 2014 11:16 AM

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SARAJEVO - Bosnians voted for national, regional and local representatives on Sunday in elections dominated by still-unresolved issues of identity and statehood after almost 20 years of peace, and with scant prospect of any genuine change.

Many Bosnians had hoped civil unrest in February might generate enough momentum to oust the political elite, widely seen as corrupt and incapable of reforming a complex system of ethnic power-sharing that ended a 1992-95 war but which has signally failed to steer the Balkan nation closer to Europe.

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