ElectionGudie

Dec. 1, 2013 Held

1,436,163
Voted
Croatia

Republic of Croatia

Referendum

Results

38%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,436,163
Valid Votes:1,427,967
Invalid Votes:8,196

Provisions

Are you in favor of the constitution of the Republic of Croatia being amended with a provision stating that marriage is matrimony between a woman and a man?

Yes946,433

65.87

No481,534

33.51

More Info:

At stake in this Referendum:

  • Popular support for a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. The referendum was a result of a petition by a Catholic group, “In the Name of the Family,” which collected over 700,000 signatures in May 2013. Following a vote in the Parliament (Sabor) in November, it was decided that a referendum on the question would be held on December 1, 2013.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ivo JOSPOVIC
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Zoran MILANOVIC
  • Assembly: Croatia has a unicameral Assembly (Hrvatski Sabor) with 152 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The referendum will be valid if more than 50% of those who vote approve of the provision at stake.

Main Question in the Referendum:

  • Are you in favor of the constitution of the Republic of Croatia being amended with a provision stating that marriage is matrimony between a woman and a man?

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 4,475,611 (July 2013 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 3,740,951 (April 2013)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,203,662 (2013)

·         Is Croatia a signatory to CEDAW: No

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

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: N/A

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 36 (following the 2011 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: 671,341 (est.)