Dec. 4, 2011 Held


Republic of Croatia

Election for Hrvatski Sabor (Croatian Assembly)


Cast Votes:2,446,831
Valid Votes:2,397,660
Invalid Votes:49,171


Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Kukuriku coalition 80 - 958,312


HDZ coalition 47 - 554,765


Croatian Labourists 6 - 121,785


Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja 6 - 68,995


Croatian Party of Rights 1 - - 66,150


More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 152 seats in the Assembly (Hrvatski Sabor)

Description of government structure:

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

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the president.
  • In the Assembly (Hrvatski 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.***

*** Parties present lists in ten 14-member districts. The seat share apportioned to diaspora voters is based on diaspora voter turnout and can be no more than 12. Eight seats are reserved to 22 recognized minorities. Serbian minorities are designated three representatives. Hungarian and Italian minorities are designated one representative each. Czech and Slovak minorities share one representative. Austrian, Bulgarian, German, Polish, Romany, Romanian, Ruthenian, Russian Turkish, Ukrainian, Vlach and Jewish minorities share one representative. Albanian, Bosnian, Montenegrin, Macedonian and Slovenian minorities share one representative.

Main parties in the electoral race:

** The Social Democratic Party of Croatia leads the Kukuriku coalition, which includes, the Croatian People's Party – Liberal Democrats, the Istrian Democratic Assembly, and the Croatian Party of Pensioners. http://www.kukuriku.org

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 4,483,804 (July 2011 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 4,254,121 (November 2011 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,217,011 (2011)

·         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: 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: 672,570 (est.)