Croatia: Zoran Milanovic is the new President

Croatia: Zoran Milanovic is the new President

Zoran Milanovic was elected Croatia’s new President in the second round of the Presidential elections held on Sunday, January 5, 2020.

According to the Central Election Commission, with 99.66% having been counted, the former Croatian Prime Minister and member of the Social Democratic Party Zoran Milanovic has received 52.7% or 1.034.222 votes, while his opponent and former President Kolinda Garbar Kitarovic garnered 47, 30%, which accounts to 928.226 votes.

Shortly before 22:00 the new President addressed his supporters, thanking them for their support during these six months of the election campaign.

HDZ Conservative Party candidate Kolinda Garbar-Kitarovic accepted her defeat.

Zoran Milanovic had also come first in the first round on December 22, receiving 29.55% of the votes, while Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic was a runner-up with 26.65%.

Croatia has taken over the rotating Presidency of the European Council for the first half of 2020, starting 1 January 2020./ibna