Exit polls: SDP- and HDZ-led coalitions neck and neck in parl. election

According to exit polls, the Social Democratic Party (SDP)-led coalition "Croatia is Growing" has won 56 seats and the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ)-led "Patriotic Coalition" has won also 56 seats in Sunday's parliamentary election.

The platform of independent slates which goes by the name "MOST (Bridge)" has won 18 seats in the 151-seat legislature, according to the exit polls, conducted by the Ipsos Puls agency for national TV stations.

The exit polls show that this was a cliffhanger election.

Also, three seats have been won by the Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) and the Human Shield Party each, and two seats have been won by the party led by Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic and by the regional HDSSB party each.

The State Election Commission (DIP) will be releasing early election returns as of 2200 hours.

Some 3.8 million Croatians in the country and abroad were eligible to vote in the election for the 8th legislature.

Last update: Sun, 08/11/2015 - 19:43

More from Croatia

U.S. official says fascistisation not visible in Croatia

A senior US official said on Monday that fascistisation was not visible in Croatia, as claimed by Serbia, which has...

NGOs recall 6 Dec 1991 army attack on Dubrovnik

The Documenta Centre for Dealing with the Past from Zagreb and the Human Rights Action and the Centre for Civic...

Netanyahu thanks Croatian PM for Croatia's assistance in fighting wildfires

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked his Croatian counterpart Andrej Plenkovic for the assistance...

FM talks controversial memorial plaque in Jasenovac

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Davor Ivo Stier on Monday addressed comments that the government was not...

Croatia not ready to introduce dual education

Dual education or connecting the labour market with the education sector considerably reduces youth unemployment,...