Croatia’s ruling party clinches victory in parliamentary race, declares exit polls

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Croatia's ruling party wins parliamentary elections: exit polls

The ruling center-right Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), led by Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, won the most seats in the parliamentary elections on Wednesday, but fell short of the half of seats required to form a government, exit polls showed, reported Xinhua.

So far, 140 parliamentary seats have been decided, with the HDZ securing 59 seats but falling short of the 76 seats required to form a government. Following behind is the alliance of parties led by the center-left Croatian Social Democratic Party (SDP) with 43 seats, trailed by the Homeland Movement with 13 seats, according to the exit polls.

The Croatian Parliament has a unicameral system with 151 seats and a four-year term. The preceding parliament, formed in July 2020, was dissolved on March 14.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

11 Comments
  1. NatalieJohnson says

    As a Croatian citizen, I am disappointed that the ruling party fell short of the seats required to form a government. It will be interesting to see how the alliance of parties led by the center-left Croatian Social Democratic Party will shape the political landscape in the upcoming term.

  2. MariaSmith76 says

    It’s interesting to see how the HDZ secured the most seats but still fell short of forming a government. The political landscape in Croatia seems to be quite divided at the moment. I wonder how alliances will form in order to establish a functional government.

  3. EmilySmith82 says

    Do you think the ruling party will be able to form a coalition government with other parties to secure a majority?

    1. JohnDoe89 says

      Given that the ruling party fell short of the required number of seats to form a government, it is likely that they will need to form a coalition with other parties to secure a majority in the parliament.

  4. MiaJohnson92 says

    As a Croatian citizen, I believe it’s crucial for the ruling party to collaborate with other political groups to form a stable government. The election results show a fragmented political landscape, indicating the need for compromise and unity to address the country’s challenges effectively.

  5. Emma_LovestoWrite says

    It seems like the political landscape in Croatia is quite fragmented with no clear majority. Let’s hope the parties can find common ground to form a stable government for the benefit of the country.

  6. EmilyJohnson says

    It’s interesting to see the HDZ falling short of a majority this time. The political landscape in Croatia seems to be shifting, and it will be intriguing to see how the government formation process unfolds with the fragmented parliament.

  7. Alexandra99 says

    Does the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) have any potential coalition partners to reach the majority needed to form a government?

    1. SamJohnson says

      Yes, the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) may need to seek coalition partners such as the Homeland Movement or other smaller parties to reach the majority needed to form a government.

  8. MiaSmith81 says

    It seems like Croatia’s political landscape is facing some challenges ahead with no single party securing a clear majority. The upcoming coalition negotiations will be crucial for the country’s stability and progress.

  9. EmilyJohnson says

    It’s interesting to see the political landscape in Croatia shifting with the ruling party’s victory but not a clear majority. It will be crucial to see how the negotiations for forming a government unfold in the coming days.

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