ElectionGudie

Nov. 8, 2015 Held

2,353,465
Voted
Croatia

Republic of Croatia

Election for Hrvatski Sabor (Croatian Assembly)

Results

63%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,353,465
Valid Votes:2,266,812
Invalid Votes:86,653

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Minority Representatives 8 None

Croatian Democratic Community 56 - 877,036

37.30%

Social Democratic Party 56 - 742,909

31.60%

Bridge of Independent Lists (MOST) 19 - 303,564

12.90%

Human Blockade 1 - 94,977

4.00%

Labor and Solidarity Coalition 2 - 75,527

3.20%

Istrian Democratic Assembly 3 - 42,193

1.80%

Forward Croatia! 1 - 34,905

1.50%

Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja 2 - 30,443

1.30%

More Info:

At stake in this election:     

  • The 151 seats in the Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Kolinda GRABAR-KITAROVIC
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Zoran MILANOVIC
  • Assembly: Croatia has a unicameral Assembly (Hrvatski Sabor) with 151 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the President, approved by the assembly.
  • 140 members are elected from each of the ten electoral districts through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms; 8 members are elected by national ethnic minorities through a simple majority vote to serve 4-year terms; and currently, 3 members are elected by diaspora voters through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.*

 

*The seat share apportioned to diaspora voters is based on diaspora voter turnout and can be no more than 12.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Coalition: Croatia is Growing Coalition / Hrvatska Raste**
    • Leader: Zoran MILANOVIC
    • Seats won in last election: 80
  • Party: Croatian Democratic Union / Hrvatska Demokratska Zajednica (HDZ)
    • Leader: Tomislav KARAMARKO
    • Seats won in last election: 47
  • Party: Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja / Hrvatski Demokratski Savez Slavonije i Baranje
    • Leader: Dragan VULIN
    • Seats won in last election: 6
  • Party: People’s Party - Reformists / Narodna Stranka - Reformist
    • Leader: Radimir CACIC
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

**Formerly the Kukuriku Coalition.

Last election:

  • The last election for the Assembly (Hrvatski Sabor) was held on 4 December 2011. There were 4,504,251 registered voters for the election. The Kukuriku Coalition won 80 seats (of 151) or 40.02% of the vote; the HDZ Coalition won 47 seats (of 151) or 23.17% of the vote; the Croatian Labourists won 6 seats (of 151) or 5.09% of the vote; the Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja won 6 seats (of 151) or 2.88% of the vote; and the Croatian Party of Rights won 1 seat (of 151) or 2.76% of the vote. Full results can be found here.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 4,464,844 (July 2015 est.)[1]
  • Registered voters: 3,825,242 (2015)[2]

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 2,388,692 (July 2015 est.)[3]
  • Is Croatia a signatory to CEDAW: N/A[4]
  • Has Croatia ratified CEDAW[5]: Yes (9 September 1992)
  • Gender Quota:  No, but there are voluntary political party quotas[6]
  • Female Candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Legislators: 36 (24%) of 151 seats in Croatia’s Assembly (Hrvatski Sabor) [7]
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 47 [8]
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A[9]

Disability Data:

  • Is Croatia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)[10]
  • Has Croatia ratified CRPD: Yes (15 August 2007[11]
  • Population with a disability: 669,727 (2015 est.)[12]

 

 

 

[1] https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

[2] http://www.electionguide.org/elections/id/2837/

[3] https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

[4] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=IV-8&chapter=4&lang=en

[5] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=IV-8&chapter=4&lang=en

[6] http://www.quotaproject.org/uid/search.cfm#

[7] http://www.quotaproject.org/uid/search.cfm#

[8] http://hdr.undp.org/en/content/table-1-human-development-index-and-its-components

[9] http://genderindex.org/countries

[10] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=iv-15&chapter=4&lang=en

[11] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=iv-15&chapter=4&lang=en

[12] http://www.electionaccess.org/en/resources/countries/