On 12 October 2014 some 3.2 million Bosnians eligible to vote cast their ballots at the General Elections for their representatives at the state, entity and, in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH), the cantonal level legislatures. Voters also elected the three members of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the President and Vice-presidents of Republika Srpska (RS). A total of 69 political parties competed for legislative assembly seats, while 16 parties nominated their candidates for all levels. In addition to political parties, a number of independent candidates ran for different levels. Significant presence of independent candidates is not a novel occurrence. At the local elections in 2012, a number of mayoral posts went to independent candidates. This trend is certainly a reflection of the public’s deep mistrust of the established political parties, as the recently published study (Analitika) shows that only 14.3% of citizens trust political parties. If we add to this years of economic downturn, a protracted government formation negotiations in 2010, which took some 14 months, and the fact that the previously existing ideological progressive-conservative division simply ceased to exist or make sense, dissatisfaction becomes easier to grasp.