Eleven candidates take part in the elections, but the outlet notes that only three of them have chances to win - the current president, representative of the conservative party "Croatian Democratic Commonwealth" Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, former prime minister of the country, Social Democrat Zoran Milanović, and also singer and politician Miroslav Škoro, known for his right-wing views.
According to the latest opinion poll published by the Croatian state broadcaster HRT, over 28.3% of respondents intend to vote for Grabar-Kitarović, 26.6% for Milanović, and 20.7% for Škoro.
Given the level of voter support for the main contenders, Croatia is likely to have a second round of elections. If no candidate succeeds in gaining more than 50% of the vote, the second round will be held on January 5
As we reported, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković accepted the invitation of the head of the Ukrainian state, Volodymyr Zelensky, to visit Ukraine.