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Two-Candidate Runoff to Decide Croatia’s Next President

CroatiaWeekCroatian citizens will have to go to the polls again in two weeks time after Sunday’s presidential elections failed to find a clear winner…

None of the four candidates, Ivo Josipović (SDP), Kolinda Grabar Kitarović (HDZ), Milan Kujundžić (Alliance for Croatia) and Ivan Vilibor Sinčić (Human Barrier NGO), managed to secure more than 50% of the votes on Sunday, forcing the elections into a runoff on 11 January between the two leading candidates.

Incumbent Josipović, who unofficially received just over 38% of the votes, and former Foreign Minister Grabar Kitarović, who was just behind with just over 37% of votes, will fight it out in a two-horse race in a fortnight when the nation goes to the polls again. Around 36% of the eligible 3,779,281 voters turned out to vote on Sunday in Croatia and abroad.

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