HDZ, SDP-led coalitions each win in five constituencies, Most emerging as the third-strongest party

Unofficial results of Sunday's parliamentary vote, published by the State Election Commission (DIP) after returns from 98% of polling stations were processed, show that both major coalitions - the Patriotic Coalition led by the HDZ party and the Croatia Is Growing coalition led by the SDP, have each won elections in five constituencies, with the Patriotic Coalition having also won in Constituency No. 11, designed for the diaspora.

The MOST (Bridge) alliance, which has won an unexpectedly large number of votes, has scored the best result in central Zagreb and in southern Croatia.

In Constituency No. 1, which covers the northwestern part of Zagreb County, a part of downtown Zagreb and the city's western parts, the election has been won by the SDP-led coalition, with 38.03% of the vote. It is followed by the HDZ-led coalition with 26.14% of the vote. MOST has won 18.38% of the vote in that constituency.

In Constituency No. 2 (the eastern part of Zagreb County, Koprivnica-Krizevci and Bjelovar-Bilogora counties and the eastern part of the City of Zagreb), the Patriotic Coalition is in the lead with 33.48% of the vote. It is followed by the SDP-led coalition with 32.59% of the vote, MOST with 12.87%, and a coalition of parties led by Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic, which has passed the 5% election threshold, securing 7.76% of the vote.

In Constituency No. 3 (Krapina-Zagorje, Varazdin and Medjimurje counties), Croatia Is Growing has secured a convincing victory, with 49.15% of the vote, followed by the HDZ-led coalition with 24.50% of the vote and MOST with 7.87% of the vote. The Reformists, led by Radimir Cacic have won 6.45% of the vote and the Human Barrier (Zivi Zid), too, has passed the election threshold with 5.26% of the vote.

 The HDZ-led coalition has secured a convincing victory in Constituency No. 4 (Virovitica-Podravina and Osijek-Baranja counties), with 36.01% of the vote. The coalition Croatia Is Growing follows with 29.25% of the vote, while the Croatian Democratic Party of Slavonia and Baranja (HDSSB) has won 11.59% of the vote. This is the HDSSB's best election result. MOST has won 11.70% of the vote in Constituency No. 4.

The HDZ-led coalition has won the election also in Constituency No. 5 (Pozega-Slavonia, Brod-Posavina and Vukovar-Srijem counties), with 46.04% of the vote. The SDP-led coalition follows with 25.57% of the vote and MOST is third, with 11.45% of the vote.

In Constituency No. 6, which covers the southeastern part of Zagreb County, Sisak-Moslavina County and the southeastern part of the City of Zagreb, the SDP-led coalition is in the lead with 35.01% of the vote, followed by the HDZ-led coalition with 33.10%. MOST has won 13.91% of the vote and Bandic's coalition 5.67%. 

In Constituency No. 7 (the southwestern part of Zagreb County, Karlovac County, the eastern part of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County and the southern part of the City of Zagreb), the SDP-led Croatia Is Growing coalition is in the lead with 34.71%, followed by the HDZ-led bloc with 32.12%. MOST has won 15.58% of the vote, the Human Barrier 5.86% and Bandic's coalition 5.26% of the vote.

Croatia Is Growing is in the lead in Constituency No. 8 which covers Istria County and the western part of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, with 37.05% of the vote. A coalition led by the Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) has won 21.06% of the vote, the HDZ-led coalition 17.16%, MOST 10.28% and the Human Barrier 5.15% of the vote.

The HDZ's main stronghold, Constituency No. 9, which covers Lika-Senj, Zadar and Sibenik-Knin counties and the northern part of Split-Dalmatia County, has brought the Patriotic Coalition 49.50% of the vote. The SDP-led coalition has won 25.99% of the vote in that constituency and MOST 15.14% of the vote.

Most voters in Constituency No. 10 (Split-Dalmatia and Dubrovnik-Neretva counties) have opted for the HDZ-led coalition, which has won 41.49% of the vote there. Croatia Is Growing has won 28.91% of the vote, and MOST 18.45%.

Constituency No. 11, which is designed for Croatian nationals without residence in Croatia, has given the three votes it is entitled to to the HDZ-led coalition, which has been supported by 85.55% of voters in that constituency.

Eight deputies in the Sabor are elected by ethnic minorities.


Last update: Thu, 23/06/2016 - 19:22

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