ElectionGudie

Nov. 25, 2007 Held

2,425,269
Voted
Croatia

Republic of Croatia

Election for Hrvatski Sabor (Croatian Assembly)

Results

62%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,425,269
Valid Votes:2,389,391
Invalid Votes:35,878

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Croatian Democratic Union 66 - - 834,203

34.91%

Social Democratic Party of Croatia 56 - 776,656

32.50%

Croatian People's Party 7 - 168,439

7.05%

Croatian Social Liberal Party/Croatian Peasant Party 8 - 161,813

6.77%

Other Parties - - 151,412

6.34%

Croatian Pensioner Party/Democratic Party of Pensioners 1 - 101,091

4.23%

Croatian Party of Rights 1 - 83,006

3.47%

Croatian Democratic Congress of Slavonia and Baranja 3 - 44,552

1.86%

Istrian Democratic Assembly 3 - 38,267

Independents 5 - 20,837

0.87%

Independent Democratic Serb Party 3 - 9,115

0.38%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 152 seats in the Croatian Parliament (Hrvatski Sabor)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Stjepan MESIC
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Ivo SANADER
  • Assembly: Croatia has a unicameral Croatian Parliament (Hrvatski Sabor) with 152 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Croatian Parliament (Hrvatski Sabor) 152 members are elected by party-list system with proportional distribution of seats to serve 4-year terms.***

*** The Assembly is composed of 100-160 members, with 8 seats reserved for minorities and 5 seats reserved for expatriates. Party lists are closed and parties must meet a 5% threshold to win a seat.

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: 66
  • Party: Social Democratic Party of Croatia (SDP)
    • Leader: Zoran MILANOVIC
    • Seats won in this election: 56
    • Seats won in last election: 34
  • Party: Croatian People's Party (HNS)
    • Leader: Vesna PUSIC
    • Seats won in this election: 7
    • Seats won in last election: 11
  • Coalition: Croatian Social Liberal Party/Croatian Peasant Party (HSLS/HSS)
    • Leader: Djurdja ADLESIC, Josip FRISCIC
    • Seats won in this election: 8
    • Seats won in last election: 2
  • Coalition: Croatian Pensioner Party/Democratic Party of Pensioners (HSU/DSU)
    • Leader: Vladimir JORDAN, Milivoj TICARIC
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 3
  • Party: Croatian Party of Rights (HSP)
    • Leader: Anto DJAPIC
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 8
  • Party: Croatian Democratic Congress of Slavonia and Baranja (HDSSB)
    • Leader: Branimir GLAVAS
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Istrian Democratic Assembly (IDS)
    • Leader: Ivan JAKOVCIC
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: 4
  • Party: Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS)
    • Leader: Vojislav STANIMIROVIC
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: 3
  • Party: Other Parties
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Independent(s): Independents
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 5
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 4,493,312 (July 2007 )
  • Registered Voters: 3,824,731 (November 2007 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,298,820 (2005)

·         Is Croatia a signatory to CEDAW: No

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

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 32 (following the 2007 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: 673,996 (est.)