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Politics 03-07-2020

Croatia candidates: the PM, the singer and the ‘guy next door’

Croatians will choose their next prime minister in a parliamentary election on Sunday  (5 July) pitting conservative incumbent Andrej Plenković against the centre-left opposition leader Davor Bernardić.
Elections 06-05-2020

Croatia’s ruling conservatives target summer election

Croatia's conservative ruling party will seek a parliamentary election during the summer depending on the evolution of the coronavirus outbreak, one of its top officials said on Tuesday (5 May).
Elections 13-01-2020

Croatia president blames poll defeat on sexism, ‘fake news’

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović on Saturday (11 January) blamed sexism and "fake news" for her defeat in elections last week, as well as a rival who split the right-wing electorate she was counting on.
Elections 06-01-2020

Former leftist Prime Minister wins Croatia presidential poll

Leftist former prime minister Zoran Milanovic, who has pledged to make Croatia a tolerant country turning the page on its wartime past, won Sunday’s presidential run-off vote, defeating the incumbent conservative leader. Milanovic took 52.7% of the vote while President...
Elections 23-12-2019

Croatian president to face centre-left ex-PM in run-off

Croatia's conservative president narrowly made it to a run-off election against a centre-left former premier on Sunday (22 December), after a nationalist folk singer won over a large chunk of her camp's far-right wing.
Elections 20-12-2019

Croatia to pick a president in tight three-way race

A nationalist folk singer and a leftist former premier are challenging Croatia's conservative president in a close election race on Sunday (22 December) that could loosen her camp's grip on power.
EU Elections 2019 05-06-2019

EU vote creates turmoil in Croatia’s ruling conservative party

The somewhat unexpected outcome of the recent EU elections has opened the Pandora’s Box in Croatia’s ruling conservative HDZ party, whose right-wing faction is now loudly highlighting the need for a leadership change.
Elections 18-07-2016

Croatia’s conservatives pick MEP Plenkovic to lead election campaign

Croatia's ruling conservative HDZ party (EPP-affiliated) chose former diplomat Andrej Plenković as its new leader ahead of a snap election in September, hoping to stay in power despite a fall in support driven by graft allegations and a slow economic recovery.
Elections 21-06-2016

Croatia’s ruling party chief quits ahead of snap election

The head of Croatia's ruling conservative party, Tomislav Karamarko, resigned today (21 June) after his involvement in a conflict of interest affair triggered the government's fall.
Elections 07-06-2016

New Croatian premier faces tough no-confidence motion

Croatia's conservative HDZ party, the biggest in the ruling centre-right coalition, said today (7 June) it would file a no-confidence motion against technocrat Prime Minister Tihomir Orešković.
Elections 19-05-2016

Graft case shakes up Croatian government

Croatia's main opposition party, the Social Democrats, sought on Wednesday (18 May) a confidence vote against powerful Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Karamarko over an alleged conflict of interest, as a national watchdog opened a probe into the affair.
Elections 25-01-2016

Croatian government sworn in two months after inconclusive election

Croatia's parliament late Friday (22 January) approved a new centre-right government led by a political novice, who warned that "difficult decisions" lie ahead as the EU's newest member struggles with meagre economic growth and an influx of refugees.
Elections 24-12-2015

Croatian president nominates pharmaceutical exec as next PM

Croatia's president yesterday (23 December) designated pharmaceutical executive Tihomir Oreškovi? to become prime minister, nominating a technocrat put forward by conservatives and a reformist party after weeks of talks following an inconclusive election.
Elections 09-11-2015

Croatia’s conservatives win, helped by tougher stance on migration

Croatia's conservative opposition won the country's first election since it joined the European Union in 2013, partial results from Sunday's election showed, but its narrow victory meant lengthy coalition talks were likely to follow in the next days or weeks.
Elections 12-01-2015

Centre-right candidate wins Croatian presidential election by thin margin

Croatia's conservative opposition won a narrow presidential victory yesterday (11 January), capitalising on popular discontent over economic decline and setting down a marker for parliamentary elections later in the year.
Elections 15-04-2013

Croatia’s first European election marked by low turnout

Croatians voted yesterday (14 April) for 12 members of the European Parliament. The low turnout of 20.74% is explained by voters' perception that the election was "unimportant", analysts said.