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The State Election Commission (DIP) has received more slates for the early parliamentary vote set for September 11 than it did for elections held in November 2015, DIP officials confirmed on Sunday.  

By midnight on Saturday, when the deadline for the submission of slates expired, DIP received 177 slates, 11 more than in November 2015.

The largest number of slates, 19, refer to Constituency No. 1, which covers the northwestern part of Zagreb County, a part of downtown Zagreb and the western part of the capital, while the fewest slates, 12, were submitted for Constituency No. 9, which covers Lika-Senj County, Zadar County, Sibenik-Knin County, and the northern part of Split-Dalmatia County.

Fourteen slates were submitted for Constituency No. 11 where three members of Parliament are elected by Croatian nationals without residence in Croatia.

This year the number of candidacies for Constituency No. 12, where ethnic minorities elect their representatives, is 26, having dropped from 34 in November 2015.

There were no irregularities in the past two weeks during which time candidacies were submitted, said DIP deputy chair Vesna Fabijancic Krizanic.

DIP now has 48 hours to check and publish valid slates and candidacies, after which the election campaign will officially begin.

DIP will publish valid slates at a news conference to be held at 5 pm on Monday.

The new, ninth Croatian parliament, to be elected on September 11, will have 151 deputies - 140 will be elected in ten constituencies in Croatia, three will be elected by the diaspora (Croatian nationals without residence in Croatia), and eight by ethnic minorities in Constituency No. 12, which covers the entire country.

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