ElectionGudie

Dec. 27, 2009 Held

1,975,909
Voted
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Republic of Croatia

Election for President (President)

Results

43%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,975,909
Valid Votes:1,954,441
Invalid Votes:20,890

Candidates:

Ivo JOSIPOVIC640,594

32.42

Milan BANDIC293,068

14.83

Andrija HEBRANG237,998

12.04

Nadan VIDOSEVIC223,892

11.33

Vesna PUSIC143,190

7.25

Dragan PRIMORAC117,154

5.93

Miroslav TUDMAN80,784

4.09

Damir KAJIN76,411

3.87

Josip JURCEVIC54,177

2.74

Boris MIKSIC41,491

2.10

Vesna ŠKARE-OZBOLT37,373

1.89

Slavko VUKSIC8,309

0

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Croatia

Description of government structure:

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

* The electoral system is two-round.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Assembly (Sabor), 140 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms, 8 members are reserved by simple majority vote to serve 4-year terms and 5 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.***

*** The seat share apportioned to diaspora voters (currently 5) is based on diaspora voter turnout and can be no more than 12. 8 seats are reserved to 22 recognized minorities. The remaining seats are elected in 10 14-member districts.

Main Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

Main Candidates in the First Round of the Presidential race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 4,489,409 (July 2009 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 4,495,233 (December 2009 - Registration rate includes just under 500,000 persons in diaspora.)