ZAGREB, June 26 (Hina) – A total of 3,859,481 Croatians are eligible to vote in the July 5 parliamentary election, the Public Administration Ministry said on Friday.
Of that number, 3,674,695 have permanent residence in Croatia and 184,786 have permanent residence outside of Croatia, mostly in Mostar, Belgrade, Subotica and Tuzla.
The number of voters who have the right to vote in the July 5 election is only slightly higher (by 4,734) than the number of people eligible to vote in the last presidential elections (3,854,747).
Croatian nationals living abroad will be able to go to the polls in the July 5 parliamentary election in 41 countries, Foreign Minister Gordan Grlic Radman said.
Forty-one countries have given Croatia their consent to organise voting in offices of its diplomatic missions and consulates. A total of 109 polling stations will be set up for out-of-country voting and Croatians serving in the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan will be able to vote as well.
Croatia did not obtain the consent for the out-of-country voting of its citizens from 18 countries, mostly in the Middle East, but the number of Croatians residing there is not big, he said.
Out-of-country voting will be held on July 4 and 5, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time.