Recall that the first round of the presidential election in Croatia was held on December 22.
Eleven candidates took part in the elections, but Zoran Milanović, the former prime minister and leader of the Social Democrats, was in the lead in the first round. He managed to get 29.5% of the vote. Current president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović ranked second with a result of 26.7% of the vote.
Grabar-Kitarović is running for a second term. In 2015, she became the first woman president in the history of Croatia.
According to the Croatian State Election Commission, over 3.85 million voters, including almost 177,000 living abroad, have the right to vote in these elections. The population of the republic is 4.1 million people.
As we reported, Croatia began its six-year Presidency of the Council of the European Union on January 1, 2020.
The representative of this Balkan country will head the EU Council for 6 months, after which he will “transfer” the chairmanship to Germany.