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Croatian Democratic Union Wins Majority of Votes in Parliamentary Elections

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Archive / News | 06.07.20 | access_time 12:45

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According to the unofficial results of the State Electoral Commission, after 99 percent of the polling stations have been processed, the ruling Croatian Democratic Union has won the majority of votes in eight out of ten constituencies, including the votes of the diaspora, it was announced in Zagreb on July 6.

The center-left Restart Coalition led by the Social Democratic Party won two constituencies which include northwestern Croatia and Istria with the northern coast.

According to the commission’s results, the Democratic Union won 66 seats in the parliament and the Restart Coalition 41. The Homeland Movement, led by folk singer Miroslav Skoro, came in third with 16 seats. Bridge of Independent Lists party got eight seats, and Green-Left Coalition seven.

Three seats, according to the unofficial data, are said to go to Pametno-Fokus-First and Last Name Party coalition, and a single seat to Croatian People’s Party and the Reformists, each.  

A governing coalition needs 76 out of 151 seats in the national assembly.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic congratulated Croatian Democratic Union Leader Andrej Plenkovic on, what he termed, a convincing victory in elections in Croatia. “I’m certain that there is room for us to improve the relationship between Serbia and Croatia,” Vucic wrote on social media.

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