Graphic toont profielen van de kandidaten en de uitslag van de eerste ronde.
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Presidentsverkiezing Kroatië naar tweede ronde op 5 januari

December 23, 2019 - Voormalig premier Zoran Milanović neemt het op 5 januari in de tweede ronde van de verkiezingen op tegen huidig president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, nadat geen enkele kandidaat in de eerste ronde een meerderheid haalde.

The vote was held just days before Croatia takes over the European Union’s presidency for the first time. The governing conservatives are hoping to keep their grip on power ahead of assuming the EU chairmanship.

Left-wing former Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic led the field with nearly 30% of the votes in preliminary returns. President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic had almost 27%, the state election authorities said after counting almost all ballots.

Right-wing singer Miroslav Skoro was in third place with around 24%.

Some 3.8 million voters in the EU’s newest member country chose from among 11 candidates in Sunday's election, but only the top three finishers had been considered serious contenders.

PUBLISHED: 23/12/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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