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Huge Turnout in Croatian Presidential Elections

CroatiaWeekCroatians went to the polls on Sunday to vote for the nation’s next president, and by just 11:30am the number of voters had already surpassed those that voted in the first round of elections on 28 December…

Ivo Josipović and Kolinda Grabar Kitarović are going head to head in what promises to be a tight finish. In the first round of elections Josipović edged his female counterpart by just over 1%. 6,260 polling stations in Croatia and 92 overseas will close this evening before a winner is announced later tonight.

The State Election Commission (DIP) said that by 11:30am on Sunday 778,175 already turned out to vote (21.92% of eligible voters), which is 8.73% more voters than in the first round. The last elections held in Croatia – the European Parliament elections in April 2013, only 20.8% in total turned out to vote. 

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