Nedeljko Cubrilovic from the DNS is the new Speaker of the Republika Srpska Parliament.
Forty-four MPs voted for Cubrilovic, 38 voted against and no one refrained from voting.
The Parliament rejected a proposal by the NDP for the Speaker to be elected by secrete vote.
The DNS-NS-SRS Caucus proposed Cubrilovic for the office.
Cubrilovic has so far held the office of the Republika Srpska Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications.