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

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.