30 Dec 2011

Govt deadlock over

5:52 am on 30 December 2011

Muslim, Croat and Serb political leaders in Bosnia have agreed on the formation of a central government, ending 14 months of political deadlock.

Bosnia has not had a government since elections in October 2010.

The BBC reports the agreement will allow Bosnia to press ahead with membership talks with the European Union and NATO and obtain access to frozen international funds.

Under the deal, the prime minister will be a Bosnian Croat and the foreign minister a Bosnian Muslim. The parties also agreed to pass a budget.