The final financial statements after the presidential election show that candidates made a step forward towards a complete picture of election campaigns on social networks. However, there is still a lot of room for progress. Just like the preliminary reports, the final ones do not fully reflect the real costs of advertising on social networks, and the money-flow is difficult to follow.
Preliminary financial reports on campaign expenses of candidates in the second round of presidential elections in Croatia again do not reflect the real costs of advertising on social networks.
Preliminary reports published before the first round of presidential elections present a step forward towards a more complete picture of election campaigns on the networks, but there is still much room for improvement.
The winner of Croatia's presidential election, Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic garnered 50.74% of the vote, that is 1,114,945 ballots, while the incumbent president Ivo Josipovic won 49.26% (1,082,436 ballots), the State Electoral Commission (DIP) reported on Monday after a repeated vote at a polling station in Karlovac on Sunday.
Sunday's presidential runoff in Croatia was marked by a high turnout as well as by a very high number of invalid ballots which analysts interpret as a statement by part of the electorate that they do not support either of the two political options offered.