Data from the State Election Commission (DIP) shows that Sunday's local runoff election in Zagreb was won by Tomislav Tomasevic (Mozemo!), that Ivica Puljak (Centre) won in Split, Marko Filipovic (Social Democratic Party) won in Rijeka and that Ivan Radic of the Croatian Democratic Union won in Osijek.
Ballots from all polling stations in Zagreb have been counted and according to DIP’s information, Tomislav Tomasevic of the Mozemo!-led green-left coalition won 65.25 percent of the vote.
Tomislav Tomasevic wins in Zagreb
In the first round of the local elections on May 16, Tomasevic won 147,631 votes, and in Sunday’s runoff he won 199,630 votes.
His opponent from the right-wing DP party, singer-turned-politician Miroslav Skoro, won 34.75 percent of the vote or 106,300 votes in the mayoral runoff.
The turnout in Zagreb was 45.07 percent, which is two percentage points less than in the first round, and 2 percent of ballots were invalid.
Ivica Puljak wins in Split
The mayoral candidate of the liberal Centre party, physicist Ivica Puljak, won Sunday’s runoff election in the Croatian second city of Split, with 56.75 percent of the vote. In the first round, he won 17,500 votes and in the second 35,565.
His rival, Vice Mihanovic of the ruling centre-right HDZ party, won 43.25 percent of the vote or 27,106 votes.
The turnout in Split was 43.53 percent, which is less than in the first round, when the turnout was 43.97 percent, and 2.90 percent of ballots were invalid.
Marko Filipovic winner in Rijeka
Ballots from all polling stations in the port city of Rijeka have been counted as well, and the results show that Social Democrat Marko Filipovic won 54.48 percent of the vote. In the first round on May 16, he won 11,970 votes, and in the second 18,902.
His rival, independent candidate Davor Stimac, won 45.52 percent of the vote.
The turnout in Rijeka was 34.16 percent, 3 pp less than in the first election round, and 3.37 percent of ballots were invalid.
Ivan Radic wins in Osijek
The winner in Osijek is Ivan Radic of the HDZ, with 59.68 percent of the votes won, while his rival Berislav Mlinarevic, an independent candidate supported by the DP party and the conservative populist Most party, won 35.52 percent of the vote.
Radic won 15,526 votes in the runoff as against 13,655 votes in the first round.
The turnout in Osijek was 29.13 percent, as much as 10 pp less than in the first round, and 4.80 percent of ballots were invalid.
The turnout at the national level was 37.96 percent for elections for county heads and the mayor of Zagreb, and 43.86 percent for other mayors.