Unofficial results of Sunday's parliamentary vote, published by the State Election Commission (DIP) after returns from 100% of polling stations were processed, show that the conservative Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) is a relative winner of the early parliamentary elections, winning the election in six constituencies as well as two votes from the diaspora, while the Social Democratic Party (SDP)-led People's Coalition won the election in four constituencies.
The HDZ has secured a victory in Constituencies Nos. 2, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10, while the People's coalition won in Constituencies Nos. 1, 3, 7 and 8.
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 39.34% of the vote. It is followed by the HDZ with 31.64% of the vote. The Bridge party has won 10.43% of the vote in that constituency, while the Human Shield party won 5.88% of the vote.
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 HDZ is in the lead with 35.54% of the vote. It is followed by the SDP-led coalition with 35.22% of the vote. A coalition of parties led by Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic, secured 9.24% of the vote, while Bridge won 8.61% of the vote.
In Constituency No. 3 (Krapina-Zagorje, Varazdin and Medjimurje counties), the People's Coalition has secured a convincing victory, with 52.56% of the vote, followed by the HDZ with 24.70% of the vote, Human Shield with 6.63% and Bridge with 5.92% of the vote.
The HDZ has secured a victory in Constituency No. 4 (Virovitica-Podravina and Osijek-Baranja counties), with 38.25% of the vote. The People's Coalition follows with 29.59% of the vote, while the Croatian Democratic Party of Slavonia and Baranja (HDSSB) has won 9.84% of the vote. Bridge has won 8.48% of the vote in Constituency No. 4, while Human Shield secured 7.16%.
The HDZ has won the election also in Constituency No. 5 (Pozega-Slavonia, Brod-Posavina and Vukovar-Srijem counties), with 47.11% of the vote. The SDP-led coalition follows with 25.23% of the vote and Bridge is third, with 9.5% of the vote. Human Shield follows with 5.46% of the vote in that constituency.
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 HDZ is in the lead with 35.08% of the vote, followed by the SDP-led coalition with 34.55%. Bridge has won 9.27% of the vote and Bandic's coalition 7.58%.
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 is in the lead with 34.49%, followed by the HDZ with 35.13%. Bridge has won 9.11% of the vote and Human Shield 8.51%.
The People's Coalition is in the lead in Constituency No. 8 which covers Istria County and the western part of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, with 36.69% of the vote. A coalition led by the Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) has won 22.88% of the vote, the HDZ 20.02%, Human Shield 7.63% and Bridge 6.48% 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 HDZ 49.62% of the vote. The SDP-led coalition has won 24.03% of the vote in that constituency and Bridge 12.75% of the vote.
Most voters in Constituency No. 10 (Split-Dalmatia and Dubrovnik-Neretva counties) have opted for the HDZ, which has won 43.53% of the vote there. The SDP-led coalition has won 27.32% of the vote, and Bridge 16.63%.
Constituency No. 11, which is designed for Croatian nationals without residence in Croatia, has given the two votes to the HDZ, which has been supported by 62.56% of voters in that constituency, and one vote to the Independent Slate of Zeljko Glasnovic..
Eight deputies in the Sabor are elected by ethnic minorities.
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.