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Serb Autonomous Regions in
Bosnia-Hercegovina 1991-1992

Autonomous Regions Birač - Bosanska Krajina - Istočna Hercegovina - Romanija - Semberija - Severna Bosna

Note
: In 1991, Bosnian Serb leaders in Bosnia-Hercegovina began to organized Serb autonomous regions (oblasti) in the Serb populated areas.  These were ratified by the Assembly of the Serb People in Bosnia-Hercegovina on 21 Dec 1991, but were not recognized by Bosnia-Hercegovina federal government. The autonomous regions became part of the Serbian Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (renamed on 12 Aug 1992, Republika Srpska) on 9 Jan 1992. On 14 Sep 1992 the Serb autonomous regions (oblasti) were abolished by Republika Srpska constitutional amendment, with Bosanska Krajina being incorporated on 23 Oct 1992.

Note: Serbian/Bosnian transliteration based on the Roman equivalents as used for Croatian and Slovenian and as recommended by the United Nations (1977).

Party abbreviation: SDS = Srpska Demokratska Stranka (Serbian Democratic Party, far-right, est.1990)

Coordinator of the Governments and Executive Councils of the Serbian Autonomous Regions
21 Nov 1991 - 14 Sep 1992  Jovan S. Čizmović                                       SDS

Birač

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 9 Nov 1991                
Serbian Autonomous Region of Birač (Srpska Autonomna Oblast Birač)
                             established.
21 Nov 1991                Merged into Romanija.

President of the Assembly and the
Executive Council
 9 Nov 1991 - 21 Nov 1991
  Milenko Stanić                                          SDS


Bosanska Krajina (Bosnian Krajina)

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 7 Apr 1991                Association of Municipalities of Bosnian Krajina (Zajednica Opština
                             Bosanske Krajine
)(ZOBK)
established at Banja Luka, by SDS
                             regional board.
14 May 1991                ZOBK statute adopted by its assembly.
16 Sep 1991                Serbian Autonomous Region of B
osnian Krajina (Srpska Autonomna
                             Oblast Bosanska Krajina) established the Assembly of the ZBOK
                             at Banja Luka.
23 Oct 1992                Incorporated into Republika Srpska.

President of the Assembly
 
7 Apr 1991 - 16 Sep 1991  Vojo Kuprešanin                     (b. 1952)           SDS 

Presidents of the Executive Council
15 May 1991 -  4 Mar 1992  Andjelko Grahovac (Anđelko Grahovac)                    SDS
 4 Mar 1992 - 23 Oct 1992  Nikola Erceg
                                            SDS

        
Istočna Hercegovina (Eastern Hercegovina)

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27 May 1991                Association of Municipalities of Eastern Herzegovina (ZOIH)
                             (Zajednica Opština Istočne Hercegovine
) established at Trebinje.
12 Sep 1991                
Serbian Autonomous Region of Hercegovina (Srpska Autonomna Oblast
                             Hercegovina) is declared by the ZOIH
at Trebinje.
 
9 Jan 1992                Incorporated into Republika Srpska.

President of the Assembly

12 Sep 1991 - 1992
        Božidar Vučurević                  (b. 1936)            SDS

President of the Executive Council
12 Sep 1991 - 17 Jul 1992  Milorad Bojović                                         SDS
Presidents of the Political Council
17 Jul 1992 - 1992         ....



Romania (Romanija)


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21 Sep 1991                Serbian Autonomous Region of Romania (
Srpska Autonomna Oblast
                             Romanija)
established at Pale.
 
9 Jan 1992                Incorporated into Republika Srpska.

President of the Assembly
21 Sep 1991 - 
9 Jan 1992   ....

President of the Executive Council

21 Sep 1991 -  9 Jan 1992 
Drago Blagojević                                        SDS
                             


Semberija

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1
9 Sep 1991                Serbian Autonomous Region of Northeastern Bosnia (Srpska Autonomna
                             Oblast Sevroistočna Bosna
) established at Bijeljina.
14 Dec 1991                Renamed Serbian Autonomous Region of Semberij
a (Srpska Autonomna
                             Oblast Semberija).
 
9 Jan 1992                Incorporated into Republika Srpska.

President of the Assembly
19 Sep 1991 - 1992         Miladin Stjepanović                                     SDS

Presidents of the Executive Council
19 Sep 1991 - 199.         Djojo Arsenović (Đojo Arsenović)   (b. 1952 - d. 2013)  SDS
199. -  9 Jan 1992         Milivoje Ki
ćanović                                      SDS


Severna Bosna (Northern Bosnia)

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 4 Nov 1991                Serbian Autonomous Region of Northern Bosnia
(Srpska Autonomna
                             Oblast Sjeverna Bosna
) established at Doboj.
 
9 Jan 1992                Incorporated into Republika Srpska.

President of the Assembly
 4 Nov 1991 - 30 Nov 1992  Blagoje Simić                       (b. 1960)           SDS
 
President of the Executive Council

 4 Nov 1991 -  9 Jan 1992  Nikola Perišić                                          SDS
 
                           





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