Live blog: Croatian parliamentary election 2016

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.

In last election on Nov. 8 last year, the Patriotic Coalition led by the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), then the biggest opposition, won 59 seats, while then ruling coalition Croatia is Growing, led by the Social Democratic Party (SDP), won 56 seats. 

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Croatia elections 2016: State Electoral Commission releases complete results

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.

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Last update: Mon, 12/09/2016 - 17:53

"After the consultations I will decide in what way I will participate in the forthcoming party election," Tonino Picula told Hina when asked if he would run for the SDP leader after the incumbent Zoran Milanovic announced his withdrawal from the race.

Picula to run for SDP leadership provided he enjoys grassroots support

Croatia's Social Democratic Party (SDP) member of the European Parliament, Tonino Picula, said on Monday that he would decide on his possible candidacy for the post of the party's leader after consulting people in the field and seeing whether he enjoyed grassroots support.

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Last update: Mon, 12/09/2016 - 21:02

Ivan Sincic, leader of the Human Shield party, said on Monday that "The Only Option" coalition, led by his party, would be in the Opposition and would not form a coalitions with either the HDZ or the SDP, but that it was responsible to its voters and would fight to have its platform implemented, which was why it was offering expert assistance to all willing to implement parts of that platform.

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Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic said on Monday that the HDZ would begin talks with other parliamentary parties on Tuesday to form the new government.

Plenkovic ruled out any possibility of a grand coalition with the Social Democratic Party (SDP), saying that that was out of the question. Asked if he considered forming the government without Bridge, he said that all would be clear in the coming days.

Plenkovic: HDZ to begin talks with other parties on Tuesday

The task force will be led by Plenkovic. He expressed confidence that the HDZ would manage to form a stable government within time frames defined by the constitution and law.

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Last update: Mon, 12/09/2016 - 21:03

Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Zoran Milanovic announced on Monday that he would not run for another term as the party's chief, describing as unrealistic the possibility that his coalition might form a government with the Bridge party, and wishing Croatian citizens a stable government.

Croatia's 9th parliament will include only 12.5% of women deputies or 19 in all, which is the lowest number of women in the Sabor in the past fifteen years.

Only 19 women to sit in Croatian parliament

Croatia's 9th parliament will include only 12.5% of women deputies or 19 in all, which is the lowest number of women in the Sabor in the past fifteen years.

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Last update: Mon, 12/09/2016 - 17:51

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.

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Croatia elections 2016: State Electoral Commission releases complete results

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.

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Last update: Mon, 12/09/2016 - 17:53

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic on Monday commented on the withdrawal of Zoran Milanovic as leader of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), saying that election results obviously had consequences for any political leader.

Croatian People's Party (HNS) leader Ivan Vrdoljak said on Monday that his party's results in Sunday's early parliamentary election were very good but that he was not satisfied with the results of the People's Coalition or the voter turnout, and that he expected the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and the Bridge party to form a new government

HNS leader says expects HDZ, Bridge to form government

The HNS, it was said, had brought 11 parliamentary seats to the People's Coalition, of which the party itself would have nine in its future club of deputies.

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Last update: Mon, 12/09/2016 - 17:18

Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Zoran Milanovic announced on Monday that he would not run for another term as the party's chief.

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Milanovic announces withdrawal as SDP chief

Milanovic made the announcement at an extraordinary press conference after Sunday's early parliamentary election at which his party lost to the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ).

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Last update: Mon, 12/09/2016 - 14:45

Asked about a possibility of a grand coalition between the HDZ and its main rival, the Social Democratic Party (SDP), as mentioned by the SDP chief Zoran Milanovic, Plenkovic said that it would be decent of Milanovic to congratulate those who were better in the race and later advocate a great coalition.

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Plenkovic: It would be decent of Milanovic to congratulate HDZ

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic has said that he would like to see congratulations being sent in a decent manner "to those who were better in the (election) race" rather than talk about forming a grand coalition which he once again ruled out.

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Last update: Mon, 12/09/2016 - 13:40

European People's Party (EPP) President Joseph Daul  and Chairman Manfred Weber congratulated Andrej Plenkovic on election victory.

Congrats to Pres @AndrejPlenkovic & @HDZ001 4 winning #Croatia elections.A centre-right gov must form soon to address all Croats' challenges

— Joseph Daul (@JosephDaul) September 12, 2016

 

The president of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Zoran Milanovic will address the public at a news conference scheduled for 1400 hrs and it is expected that he will announce that he would no longer be at the helm of the party.

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Milanovic looks set to step down as SDP chief

The SDP expects the new party leadership to be elected by December and Tonino PIcula, Sinisa Hajdas-Doncic and Ranko Ostojic are mentioned as possible candidates for the position of party chief.

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Last update: Mon, 12/09/2016 - 13:30

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.

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HDZ wins election in six constituencies

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.

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The vice president of the Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS),  Milorad Pupovac, and SDSS members Mile Horvat and Boris Milosevic, have won most votes of the Serb ethnic minority in Constituency no. 12 in which minorities are electing 8 members of the Croatian parliament

SDSS wins all three Serb minority seats in parliament

Preliminary results of Sunday's early parliamentary election show that the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) won 61 seats in the 151-seat parliament, while its main rival, the People's Coalition led by the Social Democratic Party (SDP), captured 54 seats.

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Preliminary official results after 100% of the votes counted by the State Electoral Commission (DIP)

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) - 61

People's Coalition (SDP, HNS, HSS) - 54

Bridge party (Most) - 13

Human shield (Živi zid) - 8

Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) - 3

Coalition "For the Prime Minister" (Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic) - 2

Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja (HDSSB) - 1

Zeljko Glasnovic - 1

NOTE: The preliminary official result is not a projection.

Preliminary results after 99% of the votes counted by the State Electoral Commission (DIP)

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) - 61

People's Coalition (SDP, HNS, HSS) - 54

Bridge party (Most) - 13

Human shield (Živi zid) - 8

Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) - 3

Coalition "For the Prime Minister" (Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic) - 2

Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja (HDSSB) - 1

Zeljko Glasnovic - 1

NOTE: The preliminary official result is not a projection.

Croatia's conservatives win snap poll, face hard talks

The conservative Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) won snap parliamentary elections at the weekend, but the party faces coalition talks with some difficult partners after its previous government proved to be short-lived. 

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Preliminary results after 98% of the votes counted by the State Electoral Commission (DIP)

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) - 62

People's Coalition (SDP, HNS, HSS) - 53

Bridge party (Most) - 12

Human shield (Živi zid) - 8

Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) - 4

Coalition "For the Prime Minister" (Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic) - 2

Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja (HDSSB) - 1

Zeljko Glasnovic - 1

Croatia's conservatives win snap poll, face hard talks

The conservative Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) won snap parliamentary elections at the weekend, but the party faces coalition talks with some difficult partners after its previous government proved to be short-lived. 

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Preliminary results after 96% of the votes counted by the State Electoral Commission (DIP)

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) - 62

People's Coalition (SDP, HNS, HSS) - 53

Bridge party (Most) - 12

Human shield (Živi zid) - 8

Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) - 4

Coalition "For the Prime Minister" (Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic) - 2

Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja (HDSSB) - 1

Zeljko Glasnovic - 1

Preliminary results after 95% of the votes counted by the State Electoral Commission (DIP)

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) - 61

People's Coalition (SDP, HNS, HSS) - 54

Bridge party (Most) - 12

Human shield (Živi zid) - 8

Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) - 4

Coalition "For the Prime Minister" (Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic) - 2

Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja (HDSSB) - 1

Zeljko Glasnovic - 1

The leader of the Bridge party, Bozo Petrov, gave Croatia's two largest parties, the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and the Social Democratic Party (SDP), five days to declare their opinions on the guarantees which his party had demanded in exchange for its support to a new government.

Bridge party (Most) president Bozo Petrov

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Bridge gives HDZ and SDP 5 days to respond to its demands

The leader of the Bridge party, Bozo Petrov, gave Croatia's two largest parties, the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and the Social Democratic Party (SDP), five days to declare their opinions on the guarantees which his party had demanded in exchange for its support to a new government.

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Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic said in his first address, after returns from polling stations showed that his party was in the clear lead, that the HDZ would launch concrete negotiations already on Monday to make sure that Croatia got "a stable HDZ-led government".

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HDZ leader: Talks on stable government start now

Preliminary results of Croatia's early parliamentary election, released late on Sunday night, showed that the HDZ won 61 seats in the 151-seat parliament, while its main rival, the People's Coalition led by the Social Democratic Party (SDP), captured 54 seats. The Bridge party came third with 12 seats.

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Preliminary results after 87% of the votes counted by the State Electoral Commission (DIP)

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) - 61

People's Coalition (SDP, HNS, HSS) - 54

Bridge party (Most) - 12

Human shield (Živi zid) - 8

Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) - 4

Coalition "For the Prime Minister" (Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic) - 2

Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja (HDSSB) - 1

Zeljko Glasnovic - 1

Zoran Milanovic early on Monday morning addressed his party's members and supporters, repeating several times in his address that Croatia needed a stable government and that the situation would be clearer in the morning after all ballots were counted.  

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Milanovic: Croatia needs a stable government

After the State Election Commission released preliminary results of the September 11 early parliamentary election at midnight, Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Zoran Milanovic early on Monday morning addressed his party's members and supporters, repeating several times in his address that Croatia needed a stable government and that the situation would be clearer in the morning after all ballots were counted.

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The Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) leader Boris Miletic said on Sunday evening that regardless of which political camp would form the new government, Croatia needs a stable government and that the country didn't need any more experiments, adding that the returns from polling stations were showing that the ratings of IDS were growing.

Miletic: Croatia needs stable govt, IDS is growing

"IDS is strong, IDS is growing each election and this election will show that we have fortified our position in Constituency VIII, because the data shows that voters' trust in our regional option is growing," Miletic said after Sunday's early parliamentary vote.

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Preliminary results after 71% of the votes counted by the State Electoral Commission (DIP)

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) - 61

People's Coalition (SDP, HNS, HSS) - 54

Bridge party (Most) - 12

Human shield (Živi zid) - 8

Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) - 4

Coalition "For the Prime Minister" (Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic) - 2

Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja (HDSSB) - 1

Zeljko Glasnovic - 1

A member of the Human Shield party, Vladimira Palfi, on Sunday said that the "Only Option" coalition led by her party was satisfied with the preliminary results of the early election which shows that the coalition gained seven seats in parliament.

Human Shield expects good results, Sincic did good job in parl.

"I hope the results will remain like that. In the last election we had a negative experience when exit polls showed that we could win two to three seats yet in the end we only won one seat with 100,000 votes," Palfi said. 

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Preliminary results after 62% of the votes counted by the State Electoral Commission (DIP)

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) - 62

People's Coalition (SDP, HNS, HSS) - 53

Bridge party (Most) - 12

Human shield (Živi zid) - 8

Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) - 4

Coalition "For the Prime Minister" (Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic) - 2

Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja (HDSSB) - 1

Zeljko Glasnovic - 1

Preliminary results after 47% of the votes counted by the State Electoral Commission (DIP)

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) - 61

People's Coalition (SDP, HNS, HSS) - 54

Bridge party (Most) - 12

Human shield (Živi zid) - 8

Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) - 4

Coalition "For the Prime Minister" (Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic) - 2

Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja (HDSSB) - 1

Zeljko Glasnovic - 1

Preliminary results after 41% of the votes counted by the State Electoral Commission (DIP)

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) - 60

People's Coalition (SDP, HNS, HSS) - 55

Bridge party (Most) - 12

Human shield (Živi zid) - 8

Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) - 4

Coalition "For the Prime Minister" (Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic) - 2

Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja (HDSSB) - 1

Zeljko Glasnovic - 1

After preliminary results released by the State Electoral Commission that Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) has won 61 seats, HDZ leaders and members estimated that their party had won the election.

The announcement was received with great enthusiasm at the HDZ election headquarters, with the party's members and activists chanting \"victory, victory\".

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HDZ enthusiastic about preliminary election returns

The Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) has won 61 seats in the 151-seat parliament, according to preliminary results released by the State Electoral Commission at 10pm on Sunday based on returns from 36 percent of polling stations.

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Preliminary results after 36% of the votes counted by the State Electoral Commission (DIP)

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) - 61

People's Coalition (SDP, HNS, HSS) - 52

Bridge party (Most) - 14

Human shield (Živi zid) - 8

Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) - 4

Coalition "For the Prime Minister" (Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic) - 2

Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja (HDSSB) - 1

Zeljko Glasnovic - 1

The State Election Commission (DIP)  published preliminary results (processed 25.31% polling stations

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) - 62

People's Coalition (SDP, HNS, HSS) - 52

Bridge party (Most) - 13

Human shield (Živi zid) - 7

Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) - 4

Coalition "For the Prime Minister" (Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic) - 2

Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja (HDSSB) - 2

Zeljko Glasnovic - 1

State Electoral Commission live results (external link)

Kreso Beljak, leader of the Croatian Peasant Party (HSS), a partner in the SDP-led People's Coalition, said after the first exit polls were published on Sunday evening that the HSS supported SDP leader Zoran Milanovic as the Prime Minister-designate to form the next government but that he would not be a member of a government that would include the Bridge party.

HSS chief backs Milanovic, wouldn't be in a gov't including Bridge

The HSS leader warned that exit polls showed that the final result would be even, after three seats of the Croatian diaspora were added to the HDZ and four seats won by the IDS party were added to the People's Coalition.

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We will finally have a representative in parliament because people have recognised us as their first choice, Puljak said, promising that the party will justify the trust placed in them by voters.

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Pametno party satisfied with latest exit polls

It  was festive on Sunday night in the election headquarters of the Pametno (Smart) party in Split after exit polls released at 8 pm showed that the party would win a seat in the Croatian 151-seat parliament and party leader Marijana Puljak reiterated that she would advocate for a modern, open, educational, civic and tolerant Croatia.

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Last update: Sun, 11/09/2016 - 21:06

The State Election Commission (DIP) will publish preliminary results around 22 hours

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) Secretary-General Gordan Jandrokovic said on Sunday evening that the exit polls showed that the major blocs were level-pegging in the early parliamentary election. 

Jandrokovic was also cautious in his comment, adding that one should wait for the preliminary results

HDZ official: This election looks like a cliffhanger

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) Secretary-General Gordan Jandrokovic said on Sunday evening that the exit polls showed that the major blocs were level-pegging in the early parliamentary election.

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Last update: Sun, 11/09/2016 - 20:23

 TV station NovaTV published its second, updated exit poll which concluded as the polls closed at 7pm.

People's Coalition (SDP, HNS, HSS) - 57

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) - 57

Bridge party (Most) - 12

Human shield (Živi zid) - 7

Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) - 3

Coalition "For the Prime Minister" (Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic) - 2

Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja (HDSSB) - 1

Pametno (Smart) party - 1

SDP-led coalition, HDZ level pegging - latest exit poll

The latest exit poll shows that the two strongest political camps - the SDP-led People's Coalition and the HDZ and its partners - each won 57 seats in the parliament in Sunday's early vote.

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Last update: Sun, 11/09/2016 - 20:41

"We expected a little more - eight seats, plus or minus two. We have won seven. I would have preferred eight or ten, but it isn't over yet,"  said member of the Human Shield party, Ivan Pernar.

He added that they remained determined not to form a coalition with any party

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Human Shield remains steadfast, won't enter any coalitions

"We expected a little more - eight seats, plus or minus two. We have won seven. I would have preferred eight or ten, but it isn't over yet," Pernar said.

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Last update: Sun, 11/09/2016 - 19:53

Members of the Bridge party and its supporters on Sunday welcomed with applause and euphoric shouts the results of exit polls showing that the party is set to win 11 seats in the parliament after it came third in Croatia's snap election.

"This confirms that Bridge has a stable electorate and potential for further growth," said Vlaho Orepic, who headed the party's slate in Constituency No. 1.

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Bridge members delighted with results of exit polls

Members of the Bridge party and its supporters on Sunday welcomed with applause and euphoric shouts the results of exit polls showing that the party is set to win 11 seats in the parliament after it came third in Croatia's snap election.

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Last update: Sun, 11/09/2016 - 19:47

Exit polls full list (excluding Constituency 11 and Constituency 12)

People's Coalition (SDP, HNS, HSS) - 58

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) - 57

Bridge party (Most) - 11

Human shield (Živi zid) - 7

Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) - 4

Coalition "For the Prime Minister" (Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic) - 2

Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja (HDSSB) - 1

According to exit polls conducted by national TV station NovaTV, the Social Democratic Party (SDP)-led coalition "People's Coalition" has won 58 seats and the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) has won 57 seats in Sunday's parliamentary election.

Exit polls: Two major blocs neck and neck in Croatia's early parl. election

According to exit polls, the Social Democratic Party (SDP)-led People's Coalition has won 58 seats in the 151-seat parliament and the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) 57 seats in Sunday's early parliamentary election.

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Last update: Sun, 11/09/2016 - 19:12

Bridge president Bozo Petrov  said on Sunday, after voting in the early parliamentary election in his hometown Metkovic, that people should vote for Croatia's future. "Give your vote to those who you truly believe will do the best job for Croatia's future," Petrov told the press after casting his ballot.

Almost ten percent less voters went to the polls in Croatia's early parliamentary election  by 16.30 am on Sunday, the State Election Commission said, adding that a little over 1.250.000 voters had cast their ballots, making the turnout 37.21%.

The turnout by 16.30 am in the regular parliamentary election last November was 46.57%.

Voter apathy marks Croatian snap poll

Croatian voters apparently showed their discontent with politicians in snap parliamentary polls Sunday by largely staying away from polling stations.

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Last update: Sun, 11/09/2016 - 18:31

The State Electoral Commission on Saturday release statement to remind voters that is inappropriate to use cell phones in polling stations or for voters to photograph their ballots. Despite this statement local media N1 TV filmed Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic photographing her marked ballot.

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Transparency International Croatia (TIH) by 12:00 am received 86 anonymous reports of irregular behaviour. Most of the reported irregularities are violation of election silence through social networks by the candidates in the election process.

Anadolu Agency reports that voters in the Bosnian city of Mostar were unhappy with the number of polling stations opened for the elections.

Polling places for Croatian election open in Bosnia

Polling stations in Bosnia and Herzegovina opened on Saturday morning for Croatian parliamentary elections, and Croatian citizens who live there can vote for three deputies in Constituency No. 11 until 1900 hours on Sunday.

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Last update: Sat, 10/09/2016 - 11:36

Human Shield party president Ivan Vilibor Sincic was accused by regional media N1 and Index of breaking the ‘no campaigning’ rule on polling day. He wrote on his Facebook account that Croatia's future lay without the country’s two main parties – Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ).

Dan je odluke kakav možda nećemo imati sljedeće 4 godine. Glasajte prema savjesti. Naša Hrvatska bez HDZ-a i SDP-a i satelita je moguća. Živimo taj san. Izaberimo takav svijet.

Posted by Ivan Vilibor Sinčić on Samstag, 10. September 2016

Campaigning ban in place ahead of Sunday's parliamentary election

A ban on electioneering went into force at midnight on Friday and will last until 1900 hrs Sunday when polling stations close for Croatia's early parliamentary election.

 

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Last update: Sat, 10/09/2016 - 11:20

Parliament Speaker Zeljko Reiner voted in Sunday's early parliamentary election in Zagreb, voicing confidence that the turnout by 7 pm, when polling stations close, would be higher than by 11.30 am.

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic voted on Sunday in Croatia's first early parliamentary election, urging all eligible voters to go to the polls and saying that elections were the day when they decided.

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Turnout in parliamentary election by 11.30 am nearly 19 pct.

Three percent less voters went to the polls in Croatia's early parliamentary election  by 11.30 am on Sunday, the State Election Commission said at noon, adding that a little over 640,000 voters had cast their ballots, making the turnout 18.86%.

The turnout by 11.30 am in the regular parliamentary election last November was 21.5%.

"We have done everything, we have shown that we are competent, hearty. The rest is up to the people," Social Democratic Party (SDP) president Zoran Milanovic told reporters.

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Milanovic says is awaiting election returns more relaxed than ever

Social Democratic Party (SDP) president Zoran Milanovic said on Sunday, after voting in the early parliamentary election, that he was awaiting the results more relaxed than ever before.

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Last update: Sun, 11/09/2016 - 12:26

After voting in Sunday's early parliamentary election, Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic said his successor should be brave.

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PM wishes his successor to be brave

After voting in Sunday's early parliamentary election, Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic said his successor should be brave.

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Last update: Sun, 11/09/2016 - 11:12

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) president Andrej Plenkovic called on citizens on Sunday to go to the polls for the early parliamentary election and give the next MPs the strongest legitimacy possible.

Plenkovic urges citizens to vote and give next MPs strongest legitimacy possible

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) president Andrej Plenkovic called on citizens on Sunday to go to the polls for the early parliamentary election and give the next MPs the strongest legitimacy possible.

 

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Last update: Sun, 11/09/2016 - 10:57

Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic, who is candidate for the Prime Minister of a coalition called "For the Prime Minister" voted on Sunday morning at a polling station in Zagreb Pescenica.

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Posted by Milan Bandić on Sonntag, 11. September 2016

Ivan Vilibor Sincic of the Human Shield voted on Sunday at  polling station in Karlovac settlement Velika Jelsa. Human shield (Zivi zid) party on this election run jointly with Franak association and former Bridge members.

Ivan Vilibor Sincic of the Human Shield voted on Sunday in his polling station in Karlovac settlement Velika Jelsa. Vilibor Sincic.jpg

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The early parliamentary election is being monitored by about 12,000 observers, including about 8,000 from the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) party. Nearly 80,000 people are working on the election

Polling stations opened at 7 am on Sunday for the ninth Croatian parliamentary election.

Croats voting in early parliamentary election

About 6,750 polling stations in Croatia were opened at 7 am on Sunday at which 3.74 million eligible voters are electing members of parliament for the second time in ten months.

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Last update: Sun, 11/09/2016 - 09:21

The only polling station in Vojvodina (Serbia) opened on Saturday morning for Croatian parliamentary elections. Croatian citizens who live there can vote for three deputies in Constituency No. 11 until 1900 hours on Sunday.

A ban on electioneering went into force at midnight on Friday and will last until 1900 hrs Sunday when polling stations close for Croatia's early parliamentary election.

Campaigning ban in place ahead of Sunday's parliamentary election

A ban on electioneering went into force at midnight on Friday and will last until 1900 hrs Sunday when polling stations close for Croatia's early parliamentary election.

 

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Last update: Sat, 10/09/2016 - 11:20

Polling stations in Bosnia and Herzegovina opened on Saturday morning for Croatian parliamentary elections, and Croatian citizens who live there can vote for three deputies in Constituency No. 11 until 1900 hours on Sunday.

Polling places for Croatian election open in Bosnia

Polling stations in Bosnia and Herzegovina opened on Saturday morning for Croatian parliamentary elections, and Croatian citizens who live there can vote for three deputies in Constituency No. 11 until 1900 hours on Sunday.

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Last update: Sat, 10/09/2016 - 11:36

Public Administration Minister Dubravka Jurlina Alibegovic on Friday concluded the electoral roll for the snap election which contains 3,799,609 voters registered, which is 8,268 more than for the November 2015 election

3.8 million citizens have right to vote at Sept 11 election

A little fewer than 3.8 million citizens have the right to vote in the parliamentary election on September 11, which is about the same number as in the November 2015 election.

 

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Last update: Fri, 02/09/2016 - 19:29

A total of 34,848 people registered for the vote by the statutory deadline of August 31. They will vote in Constituency 11, designed for the Croatian diaspora.

35,000 Croatian citizens in Bosnia register for Croatia election

Slightly fewer than 35,000 Croatian citizens residing in neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina have registered for voting in Croatia's early parliamentary election, the Croatian Embassy in Sarajevo told Hina on Friday.

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Last update: Fri, 02/09/2016 - 12:12
Last update: Mon, 12/09/2016 - 21:22
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