Supporters of the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD) celebrate the results of a referendum over a disputed national holiday during an election rally in Pale, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 25, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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Serbs in Bosnia voted Sunday on whether to keep celebrating a statehood day in January, a date tied to the fragile nation's brutal 1990s war and a sensitive issue for other ethnic groups.It marks the proclamation of a "Republic of Serb people" in Bosnia that took place three months before the inter-ethnic 1992-1995 conflict that claimed 100,000 lives.Bosnia's constitutional court cancelled the referendum, ruling that the holiday is illegal for discriminating against non-Serbs, but Dodik pressed ahead in defiance of the edict.Bosnian Serb opposition representative Mladen Ivanic denounced the poll as "adventurism" and vowed not to participate.The Dayton peace agreement that ended Bosnia's war split the country into two semi-independent entities, the RS and a Muslim-Croat Federation.Anecdotal evidence pointed to strong support from the Bosnian Serb public for the vote.
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