Croatia

Snap general election on 11th September


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The office of President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović announced on Saturday that a snap general election is to be held on 11th September.

The last general election held on 8th November 2015 was inconclusive and led to a coalition government led by the centre-right Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and with the support of the centre-right Bridge of Independent Lists (MOST) and seven smaller parties and independents.

The government has been unstable since that time with political infighting and on 20th June the Hrvatski sabor (Parliament) voted for dissolution after a motion of no confidence was passed.

In the 2015 general election the centre-right Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) led a coalition of eight parties called the Patriotic Coalition and won 56 of the 151 seats in parliament. The ruling centre-left Social Democratic Party of Croatia (SDP) leading a six party coalition called Croatia is Growing also won 56 seats. The centre-right Bridge of Independent Lists (MOST) took a decisive 19 seats and eleven smaller parties won the remaining seats.

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