According to preliminary incomplete results of Sunday’s parliamentary election, released at midnight by the State Election Commission (DIP), the centre-left coalition led by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has won a majority of votes in seven constituencies, while the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and its coalition partners the Croatian Civic Party (HGS) and the Democratic Centre (DC) have won the most votes in three constituencies and in the constituency designed for Croatians living outside Croatia.
By Sunday midnight, DIP had processed 56.55 percent of votes in 11 constituencies, DIP president Branko Hrvatin said.
In Constituency No. 1, the SDP-led coalition, which also includes the Croatian People’s Party (HNS), the Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) and the Croatian Pensioners’ Party (HSU), has won 45.47 percent of the vote. It is followed by the HDZ with 18.58 percent, and the Labour Party with 7.65 percent of the vote. Votes from 41.77 percent of polling stations in that constituency have been counted.
In Constituency No. 2, the SDP-led coalition has won 44.6 percent of votes, the HDZ has won 20.65 percent and the Croatian Peasant Party (HSS) 6.86 percent. Votes from 67.93 percent of polling stations in that constituency have been counted.
The centre-left coalition has won the most votes also in Constituency No. 3, 53.19 percent. The HDZ has won 15.12 percent and the Labour Party 10.09 percent of the vote. Votes from 73.74 percent of polling stations in that constituency have been counted.