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11. 9. 2016.
Electoral Commission's incomplete results: HDZ in the lead

Zagreb - The preliminary results which the State Electoral Commission (DIP) made public at 22:00 hrs Sunday showed that the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) was in the lead with 62 seats in the 151-seat legislature, while the Social Democratic Party (SDP)-led coalition came second in the early parliamentary election, gaining 52 seats.

Returns from 15% of polling stations showed that the Bridge party is set to gain 13 seats. The coalition led by the Human Shield party has mustered seven, and the Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) four seats.

The party led by Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandić and the regional HDSSB party are set to have two seats each. DIP chairman Branko Hrvatin underscored that those results were incomplete and they would change during the night.

At midnight, DIP will release results based on returns from 60% of polling stations. Over 3.7 million eligible voters went to the polls in Croatia on Sunday to elect members of parliament for the second time in ten months.

About 2,500 candidates ran for 151 seats in parliament – 140 are elected in ten constituencies in Croatia, eight are elected by members of ethnic minorities in Constituency 12 and three by Croats residing abroad in Constituency 11. Eligible citizens could vote for 177 slates in 11 constituencies and for 29 candidates in Constituency 12. (Hina)

16. 7. 2016.
President calls early parliamentary elections on September 11

Zagreb - President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović decided on Saturday that early parliamentary elections will be held on Sunday, September 11. Elections in Croatia will be held on Sunday, September 11 and in Croatian diplomatic and consular officers abroad on Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11.

15. 7. 2016.
Croatian Parliament assumed the Chairmanship of the South-East European Cooperation Process Parliamentary Assembly (SEECP PA)

Zagreb - Republic of Croatia on 1 July 2016 assumed a one-year rotating Chairmanship of the South- East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) from Bulgaria. On that occasion five basic principles of the Croatian Chairmanship were presented: solidarity, support to candidate countries and potential candidates for membership to the EU, connection, strengthening political dialogue via parliamentary cooperation and energy synergy.

25. 6. 2016.
Parliament marks Statehood Day
Zagreb - Statehood Day was celebrated on Saturday with a special session of the Croatian Parliament at which President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Parliament Speaker Željko Reiner and Prime Minister Tihomir Oresković said that over the past quarter of a century Croatia had achieved a lot, calling for consensus on fundamental national interests and determination to realise that.
20. 6. 2016.
Parliament dissolved with 137 votes for
Zagreb – The Croatian Parliament passed on Monday, June 20 a decision on its dissolution to take effect on July 15. The decision was supported by 137 MPs voting in favour, 2 votes against, and 1 abstained.
Overview of the legislative work of the Croatian Parliament in its 8th term
Croatian Parliament in its 8th term was constituted on 28 December 2015, while a decision on its dissolution was adopted on 20 June 2016 after a vote of no-confidence to the President of the Government of the Republic of Croatia which was held on 16 June. Although the Croatian Parliament has formally been dissolved on 15 July 2016, MP’s term of office lasts until the constitution of the next 9th term. Constitution of 9th term of the Parliament is expected sometime after the official recognition of the results of elections to be held on Sunday, September 11.
Overview of MP structure in the 8th term of Parliament

In 8th term of Parliament 151 MPs were elected. 121 male and 30 female MPs (80:20 ratio). Since the constitution of 8th term on 28 December 2015 until 15 July 2016, 198 MPs activated their terms. During this term of Parliament 26 terms of office were suspended, and 21 ended.

One hundred and fourty two seats were distributed within 21 parliamentary parties and 9 independent MPs. 8 MPs were representatives of national minorities and 3 MPs were representatives the Croatian Diaspora.

Most of the MPs acted within the political groups, 148 of them, and three MPs were outside the political groups. In terms of education, 113 MPs were university scholars, 15 of them polytechnic scholars and 13 high school graduates. The largest age group was 51-60 (56 deputies), while 3 MPs were under 30, and only one MP was in the 70 over age group.

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The Croatian Parliament passed a decision on its dissolution on June 20. The eighth term of the Croatian Parliament was constituted on December 28, 2015 in accordance with the results of the parliamentary elections held on November 7-8, 2015. Although the Parliament has passed the dissolution decision, the mandate of the MPs ends with the constitution of the next term.

The next parliamentary term will constitute in accordance with the results of the parliamentary elections to be held on September 11, 2016.

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