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Nationalists who led Bosnia into a war 2 decades ago may be winners of general election

  • Bosnian people cast their ballots at a polling station near Tuzla, during election day in Bosnia, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Bosnians are voting Sunday in general elections that will show whether people are more concerned about the 44 percent unemployment rate or still mired in wartime nationalist divisions. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

    Bosnian people cast their ballots at a polling station near Tuzla, during election day in Bosnia, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Bosnians are voting Sunday in general elections that will show whether people are more concerned about the 44 percent unemployment rate or still mired in wartime nationalist divisions. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)  (The Associated Press)

  • Bosnian election helpers count ballots that arrived by mail in Sarajevo,on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 . Bosnia held a general election on Sunday, its seventh since the end of the 1992-95 inter-ethnic war in the country. The election will show whether people are more concerned about the 44-percent unemployment rate or still mired in wartime nationalist divisions. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

    Bosnian election helpers count ballots that arrived by mail in Sarajevo,on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 . Bosnia held a general election on Sunday, its seventh since the end of the 1992-95 inter-ethnic war in the country. The election will show whether people are more concerned about the 44-percent unemployment rate or still mired in wartime nationalist divisions. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)  (The Associated Press)

  • Bosnian vote officials count ballots that arrived by mail in Sarajevo, on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 . Bosnia held a general election on Sunday, its seventh since the end of the 1992-95 inter-ethnic war in the country. The election will show whether people are more concerned about the 44-percent unemployment rate or still mired in wartime nationalist divisions. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

    Bosnian vote officials count ballots that arrived by mail in Sarajevo, on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 . Bosnia held a general election on Sunday, its seventh since the end of the 1992-95 inter-ethnic war in the country. The election will show whether people are more concerned about the 44-percent unemployment rate or still mired in wartime nationalist divisions. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)  (The Associated Press)

Nationalists are ahead in general elections in Bosnia but with just over half of the votes counted, officials say it is still too close to call.

Incumbent Bosniac leader Bakir Izetbegovic is the only candidate certain to occupy one of the seats in Bosnia's three-member presidency following results announced so far.

Dragan Covic, who seeks to split the Bosniac and Croat federation, is ahead in the race for the Croat seat; the two Serb candidates are separated by only around 1,000 votes.

Results for the state and regional parliaments were not announced. Although less important than the parliament, the results for Bosnia's presidency show the trend that parties that led Bosnia into a war two decades ago could be back in power.