ElectionGudie

Nov. 23, 2003 Held

2,520,008
Voted
Croatia

Republic of Croatia

Election for Hrvatski Sabor (Croatian Assembly)

Results

61%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,520,008
Valid Votes:2,478,967
Invalid Votes:41,041

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Croatian Democratic Union 66 840,692

33.91%

Social Democratic Party of Croatia (SDP), Istrian Democratic Assembly (IDS), Liberal Party, LIBRA 43 560,593

22.61%

Others - - 319,811

12.90%

Croatian People's Party (HNS), Croatian Party of Slavonia and Baranja (SBHS) and the Alliance of Primorje and Gorski Kotar (PGS) 11 198,781

8.02%

Croatian Peasant Party 9 177,359

7.15%

Croatian Party of Rights (HSP) and the Zagorje Democratic Party (ZDS) 8 157,987

6.37%

Croatian Social Liberal Party (HSLS) and Democratic Center (DC) 3 100,335

4.05%

Croatian Pensioners Party (HSU) 3 98,537

3.97%

Croatian Democratic Peasant Party 1 24,872

1.00%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 152 seats in the Assembly (Sabor)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Stjepan (Stipe) MESIC
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Ivica RACAN
  • Assembly: Croatia has a unicameral Assembly (Sabor) with 152 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Assembly (Sabor) 152 members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ)
    • Leader: Ivo SANADER
    • Seats won in this election: 66
    • Seats won in last election: 46
  • Bloc: Social Democratic Party of Croatia (SDP), Istrian Democratic Assembly (IDS), Liberal Party, LIBRA
    • Leaders: Ivica RACAN, Ivan JAKOVCIC, Ivo BANAC, Goran GRANIC
    • Seats won in this election: 43
    • Seats won in last election: 53
  • Bloc: Croatian People's Party (HNS), Croatian Party of Slavonia and Baranja (SBHS) and the Alliance of Primorje and Gorski Kotar (PGS)
    • Leaders: Vesna PUSIC (HNS)
    • Seats won in this election: 11
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Croatian Peasant Party (HSS)
    • Leader: Zlatko TOMCIC
    • Seats won in this election: 9
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Bloc: Croatian Party of Rights (HSP) and the Zagorje Democratic Party (ZDS)
    • Leaders: Anto DAPIC (HSP)
    • Seats won in this election: 8
  • Bloc: Christian Social Liberal Party (HSLS) and Democratic Center (DC)
    • Leaders: Drazen BUDISA (HSLS), Vesna SKARE-OZBOLT (DC)
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Croatian Pensioners Party (HSU)
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Croatian Democratic Peasant Party (HDSS)
    • Leader: Ivo LONCAR
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 17
  • Other Parties
    • Seats won in this election: 6
  • Indpendents
    • Seats won in this election: 4

Last parliamentary election:

  • The last parliamentary election was held on January 3, 2000.

Population and voter registration:

  • Population: 4,440,000 (2003 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 4,087,553 (2003)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,295,252 (2000)

·         Is Croatia a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Croatia ratified CEDAW: Yes, succession (9 September 1992)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 27 (following the 2003 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 47 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Croatia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Croatia ratified CRPD: Yes (15 August 2007)

·         Population with a disability: 666,000 (est.)