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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.

This will be the 9th parliamentary elections since Croatia gained independence and the second in which voters will use the preferential vote, meaning that they will be able to circle the name of the candidate they prefer in relation to other candidates on the slate.

A total of 151 members of parliament will be elected -- 140 in ten constituencies in Croatia, three will be elected by the diaspora, namely Croatian citizens living abroad and eight seats will be given to representatives of ethnic minorities. (Hina)

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.
22. 6. 2016.
Anti-Fascist Struggle Day marked in Brezovica Forest
Zagreb - The central ceremony marking Anti-Fascist Struggle Day, which was marked on Sunday in Brezovica Forest, near Sisak, where the first armed antifascist unit - The Sisak Partisan Unit - was formed on 22 June 1941, was attended by numerous state delegations and representatives of the diplomatic corps in Croatia.
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 forty 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

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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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