Reformists gain in Bosnia elections, though change unlikely


              Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik waves during a news conference after claiming victory in a general election in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka, 240 kms northwest of Sarajevo, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
            
              Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik, right, listens as Zeljka Cvijanovic, planned successor for the post of Serbian member of the presidency, speaks during a news conference after claiming victory in a general election in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka, 240 kms northwest of Sarajevo, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
            
              Jelena Trivic from opposition Party of Democratic Progress, top, celebrates after claiming victory in a general elections in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka, 240 kms northwest of Sarajevo, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. Polls have closed Sunday in Bosnia's general election in which voters chose their new leaders from among the long-established cast of sectarian candidates and their challengers who pledged to eradicate, if elected, corruption and clientelism in government. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)
            
              Jelena Trivic, from opposition Party of Democratic Progress, celebrates after claiming victory in a general election in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka, 240 kms northwest of Sarajevo, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. Polls have closed in Bosnia's general election in which voters chose their new leaders from among the long-established cast of sectarian candidates and their challengers who pledged to eradicate, if elected, corruption and clientelism in government. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)
            
              Party of Democratic Progress supporters celebrate after candidate Jelena Trivic claiming victory in a general elections in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka, 240 kms northwest of Sarajevo, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. Polls have closed Sunday in Bosnia's general election in which voters chose their new leaders from among the long-established cast of sectarian candidates and their challengers who pledged to eradicate, if elected, corruption and clientelism in government. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)
            
              Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik smiles during a news conference after claiming victory in a general election in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka, 240 kms northwest of Sarajevo, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. Polls have closed Sunday in Bosnia's general election in which voters chose their new leaders from among the long-established cast of sectarian candidates and their challengers who pledged to eradicate, if elected, corruption and clientelism in government. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
            
              Zeljka Cvijanovic, planned successor for the post of Serbian member of the presidency, speaks during a news conference after claiming victory in a general election in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka, 240 kms northwest of Sarajevo, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. Polls have closed Sunday in Bosnia's general election in which voters chose their new leaders from among the long-established cast of sectarian candidates and their challengers who pledged to eradicate, if elected, corruption and clientelism in government. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
            
              Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik speaks during a news conference after claiming victory in a general election in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka, 240 kms northwest of Sarajevo, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. Polls have closed Sunday in Bosnia's general election in which voters chose their new leaders from among the long-established cast of sectarian candidates and their challengers who pledged to eradicate, if elected, corruption and clientelism in government. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
            
              Zeljka Cvijanovic, planned successor for the post of Serbian member of the presidency, attends a news conference after claiming victory in a general election in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka, 240 kms northwest of Sarajevo, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. Polls have closed Sunday in Bosnia's general election in which voters chose their new leaders from among the long-established cast of sectarian candidates and their challengers who pledged to eradicate, if elected, corruption and clientelism in government. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
            
              Denis Becirovic of Social Democratic Party (SDP) arrives at a news conference where he declared himself the winner of the Bosniak seat of the tripartite Bosnian Presidency in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Denis Becirovic of Social Democratic Party (SDP) speaks at a news conference where he declared himself the winner of the Bosniak seat of the tripartite Bosnian Presidency in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Zeljko Komsic of Democratic Front Party (DF) smiles at a news conference where he declared himself the winner of the Croat seat of the tripartite Bosnian Presidency in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Denis Becirovic of Social Democratic Party (SDP) speaks at a news conference where he declared himself the winner of the Bosniak seat of the tripartite Bosnian Presidency in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Zeljko Komsic of Democratic Front Party (DF) smiles at a news conference where he declared himself the winner of the Croat seat of the tripartite Bosnian Presidency in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Election Commission officials count votes after general election in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. Polls opened Sunday in Bosnia for a general election that is unlikely to bring any structural change despite palpable disappointment in the small, ethnically divided Balkan country with the long-established cast of sectarian political leaders. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Election Commission officials count votes after general election in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. Polls opened Sunday in Bosnia for a general election that is unlikely to bring any structural change despite palpable disappointment in the small, ethnically divided Balkan country with the long-established cast of sectarian political leaders. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              Election Commission officials count votes after general election in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. Polls opened Sunday in Bosnia for a general election that is unlikely to bring any structural change despite palpable disappointment in the small, ethnically divided Balkan country with the long-established cast of sectarian political leaders. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
Reformists gain in Bosnia elections, though change unlikely