The government on Thursday adopted a decision to, due to the expiration of their terms, call elections for members to national minority councils and minority representatives in local and regional self-government units for 31 May.
Re-run elections and by-elections were called in 413 local and regional self-government units but they were held in a total of 162 units, that is in 39.22% of the units. A total of 1,514 candidates were nominated in all the elections, and a total of 173,409 voters had the right to vote. The elections were monitored by 99 GONG observers divided into 48 GONG mobile observer teams, who visited 395, out of 415, polling stations on the Election Day.
By Croatian Government‘s decision, members of national minorities in Croatia had the right to vote for members of 471 councils (in 17 counties, 38 towns and 80 municipalities) and 141 representatives (in 15 counties, 14 towns and 1 municipality) on the total of 872 polling stations during the elections for representatives and members of national minorities’ councils in local and regional self-government units.