Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik spoke to reporters today about the importance of the formation of the Republika Srpska National Assembly, which was created on this day in 1991. The assembly was formed after Bosniak and Croat MPs outvoted Serb members of the Parliament of the Socialist Republic of BiH. While the new assembly pledged to recognize acts of the BiH parliament that were “not contrary to the interests of the Serbian people,” it would review issues that threatened Serbs’ interests.
“Holding a session of the Assembly at the moment of the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia was a visionary political move by those who at that time made decisions,” Dodik told SRNA on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Assembly of the Serbian People in BiH….
“The Republika Srpska National Assembly, by its operations in different phases – in the war, in a post-war period and now in the recovery of Republika Srpska, is an indispensable factor,” Dodik said.