Croatia marks higher turnout than five years ago

Croatia marks higher turnout than five years ago

Croatia marks higher turnout than five years ago Izvor: FERENC ISZA / AFP

The number of voters who went to the polls in Sunday's European election was rather low but better than five years ago, according to the State Election Commission (DIP).

The Commission said 9.93 percent of Croatian voters had voted by 1130 hours, which is 2.3 percent more than in 2015.

The turnout was the highest in Karlovac County where 11.36 percent of voters cast their ballots, and the lowest in Zadar County, 8.82 percent, which is still better than five years ago.

Slightly more than 3.8 million Croatian voters in the country and abroad are eligible to vote in elections in which Croatian deputies will be elected to represent Croatia in the European Parliament in the next five years.

A total of 396 candidates on 33 slates are vying for the 12 seats in the European Parliament allocated to Croatia. Thirty-one slates form parties and coalition slates while two are independent slates.

Of the 12 deputies to be elected, 11 will go to Brussels immediately after the elections while the 12th will depart after Great Britain leaves the EU.

Gong receives small number of voters’ complaints

The non-governmental democracy watchdog Gong said there was a small number of complaints submitted by voters, and that most of them referred to the breach of the ban of electioneering.

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