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The State Electoral Commission (DIP) on Monday released complete results of Sunday's early parliamentary election, confirming the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) as the relative election winner.

Of the 151 seats in the Croatian parliament, the HDZ and its partners won 61, DIP chairman Branko Hrvatin told a press conference.

The People's Coalition led by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) took 54 seats, the Bridge party captured 13, the Human Shield and its partners 8, the Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) 3, the coalition of Zagreb mayor Milan Bandic 2, the Croatian Democratic Party of Slavonia and Baranja (HDSSB) 1 and the independent slate of Zeljko Glasnovic (diaspora) 1.

The Serb minority will be represented by Milorad Pupovac, Mile Horvat and Boris Milosevic. The Hungarian minority will be represented by Robert Jankovics, the Italian minority by Furio Radin and the Czech and Slovak minorities by Vladimir Bilek. Veljko Kajtaz will represent 12 minorities (Austrians, Bulgarians, Germans, Jews, Poles, Roma, Romanians, Russians, Ruthenians, Turks, Ukrainians, and Vlachs), while Ermina Lekaj Prljaskaj will represent five (Albanians, Bosniaks, Macedonians, Montenegrins, and Slovenians).

The turnout was 52.59%, about 10% lower than in November 2015. Of 3.76 million voters, 1.97 million cast their ballots. Voting will not be repeated at any of the polling stations.

The results will be declared final and official after the completion of the appeal procedure, Hrvatin said.

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