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Bosnian Vote May Deepen Ethnic Divides, Spur Serb Separatism

  • Bosnian Serb leader to shore up power as Muslims, Croats spar
  • Divisions threaten war-scarred nation’s EU ambitions
Casting a vote at a poling station in Sarajevo on Oct. 2. 

Casting a vote at a poling station in Sarajevo on Oct. 2. 

Photographer: Armin Durgut/AP Photo

Voters in Bosnia-Herzegovina take to the polls on Sunday in an election that risks compounding the war-scarred nation’s ethnic fragmentation and stoking Serbian separatist ambitions

Twenty-seven years after an international agreement ended the conflict and fused the Balkan country together, Bosnia remains divided into two ethnically defined entities and hampered by a weakened central government.