Milanovic wins first round of presidential election in Croatia

The opposition social Democrat Zoran Milanovic, has won the first round of the presidential election in Croatia for yourself. He came in on Sunday to almost 30

Milanovic wins first round of presidential election in Croatia

The opposition social Democrat Zoran Milanovic, has won the first round of the presidential election in Croatia for yourself. He came in on Sunday to almost 30 percent of the votes counted at this time almost completely out.

This was informed by the election Commission in Zagreb late in the evening. So he referred to the incumbent, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on the second place. The President, who comes from the conservative ruling party, the HDZ, won, therefore, nearly 27 percent of the vote.

Far distant candidates

Since none of the candidates came in the first start-up to 50 percent of the votes, a runoff election on may 5. January to choose between the two best-placed. In most surveys, Grabar was-Kitarovic, just ahead of Milanovic.

Good chance had originally been granted to the people, musicians and non-party nationalists Miroslav Skoro course. He finally landed with a good 24 percent of the vote in third place. Eight other candidates were not able to keep up with the Trio and ended up among the also-RANS.

indicator for parliamentary elections

The head of state in Croatia has mainly ceremonial powers, as the governance by the Prime Minister. The head of state has no right of veto in the legislative process. However, the President has a say in Foreign and defence policy.

The election is also considered as an indicator for the strength of the right and the left bearing before the parliamentary elections in the coming year. The EU's newest member country assumes in the first half of 2020, the presidency of the European Union. Croatia is since 2013 in the EU.

past cope

In the election campaign played by issues such as inefficient governance and massive emigration of a major role. Grabar-Kitarovic had gone with the Bonus of the President into the race. Your anbiederndes Occur, and your vague promises they cost, however, sympathy values. Also you beat most Skoro to beset by the populist, increasingly nationalistic tones.

The social Democrat Milanovic in turn, promised "normalcy" in the face of the of the political Rights-managed "debates" about the country's history. Croatia had to leave the war against Serbia, which had brought the country from 1991 to 1995, death and destruction, but also the independence, finally behind.

In the election headquarters of the social Democrats prevailed in the late Sunday evening celebration mood. "We move into the second round," cried Milanovic in the enthusiastic crowd. "But we don't go to war, the wars are over. We go in a civilized Competition. May the best team win. And I am he."

At the election party of the President was a disappointment to feel that Grabar-Kitarovic won the second place. "You will win in the second round," said Milijan Brkic, a member of the HDZ Executive Board. "And it is true that the HDZ change their policy and closer to the people must come." (ij/chk/sda)

Created: 22.12.2019, 21:36 PM

Updated Date: 23 December 2019, 10:40

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