15 August 2020,   18:17
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Croatia’s ruling party wins parliamentary elections

Croatia’s ruling center-right Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) party won Sunday’s parliamentary elections, according to the country’s election commission.


The State Election Commission announced that 91% of the votes have been counted and HDZ won 67 seats in the 151-seat parliament.


HDZ’s leader, Andrej Plenkovic, who is also the current prime minister of Croatia, expressed his gratitude to everyone who voted.


“Thank you for the brilliant victory today”, - he said.


HDZ’s top opponent, the center-left Social Democratic Party, and its small allies, secured 41 seats. An alliance led by HDZ had won elections in 2016 in Croatia, the youngest member of the European Union.

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