The results aren't a surprise at all.
Muslims have stepped up a drive to abolish entities altogether and to create a unitary state. Local Serbs and Croats resist the move.
I know the idea of a unitary state has been resisted in the RS sector, both by the politicians and people; but I wasn't aware of any major resistance of the idea of a unitary state from the Croat population. I'm sure there are a few who cling to the far fetched idea of a "Herceg-Bosna" state; but as far as their politicians have gone, I don't recall too many of them being that adamantly vocal against the idea of a unitary state. Of course it could also be because the international media tends to focus more on the Bosniak and Bosnian Serb politicians especially when it comes to quotes on Bosnia's status.
The international community has said it would not recognize such referendum, but Dodik said Bosnia should be further decentralized and reorganized as a federal state.
Isn't Bosnia already a federal state of sorts? The central government is very weak, and the majority of the power lies in the entities. I certainly don't think that decentralized, and by extent, destabilized central government in Bosnia would be in the best interest of the country.
I wonder if the creators of the Dayton Treaty realized they would face this much problem and debate along the road?
But onto some positive news:
Dodik said his government would focus on economy and protection of the rights and property of all citizens, regardless of nationality and religious beliefs.