Dec. 28, 2014 Held


Republic of Croatia

Election for Croatian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:1,787,003
Valid Votes:1,759,212
Invalid Votes:27,791

Vote Share by Candidate:

Ivo JOSIPOVIC687,678




Ivan SINCIC293,571


Milan KUJUNDZIC112,585

Election Results Modified: Mar 11, 2016

General Information

*Note: A second round was held on 11 January 2015 between Ivo JOSIPOVIC and Kolinda GRABAR-KITAROVIC.  For more information, please see http://www.electionguide.org/elections/id/2837/.   

At stake in this election:       

  • The office of President of Croatia

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ivo JOSIPOVIC (since 18 February 2010)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Zoran MILANOVIC (since 23 December 2011)
  • Assembly: Croatia has a unicameral Assembly (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 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 3) 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.

Election Note:

On Sunday 28 December 2014, Croatia will hold an election for president.[i] It is the first election for president since Croatia joined the European Union EU) in 2013.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Candidate: Ivo JOSIPOVIC
    • Party: Social Democratic Party of Croatia (SDP) *
  • Candidate: Kolinda GRABAR-KITAROVIC
    • Party: Croatia Democratic Union (HDZ)
  • Candidate: Milan KUJUNDZIC
    • Party: Croatian Dawn (HZ)

*President JOSIPOVIC is an independent but supported by the ruling SDP.

Last election:

  • The last election for the office of president in Croatia was held on 10 January 2010.[ii] Turnout was 50.17 percent and 2,439,754 of 4,495,528 people casted ballots.[iii] Ivo JOSIPOVIC of the Social Democratic Party of Croatia (SDP) won 60 percent of the vote, while his opponent, Milan BANDIC, an Independent, won 40%. Results can be found here.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 4,470,534 (July 2014 est)[iv]
  • Registered Voters: 2,253,570 (2010)[v]

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 2,315,218 (July 2014 est)[vi]
  • Is Croatia a signatory to CEDAW: No.[vii]
  • Has Croatia ratified CEDAW: Yes (9 September 1992)[viii]
  • Gender Quota:  No. But there are Voluntary Political Party Quotas (the Social Democratic Party has 40% quota on election rolls).[ix]
  • Female Candidates in this election: N/A
  • Number of Female Legislators: 36 (24%) of 151 seats in Croatia’s Assembly (Sabor).[x]
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 47.[xi]
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: None (latest categorizations are from 2014)[xii]

[i] http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/19/us-croatia-election-idUSKCN0J31CU20141119

[ii] http://www.electionguide.org/elections/id/2136/

[iii] http://www.idea.int/vt/countryview.cfm?CountryCode=HR

[iv] https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/hr.html

[v] http://www.idea.int/vt/countryview.cfm?CountryCode=HR

[vi] https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/hr.html

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

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

[ix] http://www.quotaproject.org/uid/countryview.cfm?country=98

[x] http://www.quotaproject.org/uid/countryview.cfm?country=98

[xi] http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/hdr/2014-human-development-report/

[xii] http://genderindex.org/ranking

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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