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Bosnians vote for presidency and lawmakers

By the CNN Wire Staff
Bosnian Serb presidential hopeful Milorad Dodik casts his ballot in Banja Luka on October 3, 2010.
Bosnian Serb presidential hopeful Milorad Dodik casts his ballot in Banja Luka on October 3, 2010.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The results could determine whether Bosnia moves towards the European Union and NATO
  • More than 3 million are eligible to vote
  • They're the sixth elections since the war ended in 1995
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(CNN) -- Bosnians vote Sunday in a key election as the country is at a crossroads between moving closer towards the European Union and NATO in the next four years or sinking deeper into stagnation.

Just over three million citizens are eligible to vote for three members of the presidency, plus lawmakers at three different levels.

Some 50 political parties and coalitions are competing, according to the country's electoral officials.

There are 485 international observers accredited, plus more than 53,000 observers from political parties.

Sunday's elections are the sixth since the end of the war in 1995.

Polling stations opened 7 a.m. (1 a.m. ET) and close at 7 p.m.

CNN's Neven Andjelic contributed to this report.

 
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