Elections in Croatia: 2020 Parliamentary Elections

A Croatian voter casts her ballot during the 2013 European Union elections. © AP Photo/Darko Bandic

Croatians will go to the polls on Sunday, July 5, in country and on July 4 and 5 abroad to vote for the 151 representatives in the Croatian Parliament. The elections had originally been slated for the autumn but were moved up as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These elections are taking place on the heels of the January 2020 presidential election, in which Prime Minister Zoran Milanović won by a mere 5 percentage points ahead of the incumbent conservative. The political landscape continues to be dominated by the center-right Croatian Democratic Union and the center-left Social Democrats Party, neither of which is expected to secure an outright majority in the parliamentary elections.

To help you understand this important electoral process, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Croatia: 2020 Parliamentary Elections. IFES FAQs include:

  • What is at stake in these elections?
  • What is the campaign timeline and expenditure limit?
  • What provisions are in place to guarantee equal access to the electoral process for women, persons with disabilities and other marginalized groups?
  • When will official results be announced?

Learn more about IFES’ programs in Europe and Eurasia and follow @IFES_Europe on Twitter.

Learn more about IFES' COVID-19 Survival Guide for Democracies and follow #COVIDxDemocracy for new analysis and innovative solutions during this time of uncertainty.

Published on July 1, 2020.

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