Jan. 10, 2010 Held


Republic of Croatia

Election for Croatian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:2,253,154
Valid Votes:2,222,607
Invalid Votes:30,547

Vote Share by Candidate:

Ivo JOSPOVIC1,339,385


Milan BANDIC883,222

Election Results Modified: Jan 12, 2010

General Information

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.)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,294,512 (2009)

·         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: 673,411 (est.)

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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