In addition to polling stations in Croatia, Croatian voters will be able to vote in the forthcoming presidential election on 28 December at 90 polling stations in 50 other countries, the State Electoral Commission (DIP) said on Wednesday.
The Croatian government decided to call a presidential election for 28 December 2014, and in case that none of the candidates wins more than 50 percent of the vote, the first two vote-getters will compete in a run-off 14 days later, that is on 11 January 2015.
Any amendments to electoral legislation, including on the election of members of parliament, are conditional on agreement with the opposition and such changes will not be adopted without an agreement, Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said at a government session on Thursday.
At the election held on January 2, 2005 citizens of theRepublic of Croatia were electing the president of the Republic of Croatia among 13 candidates. Since none of the candidates received 50% + 1 vote at the election, in the second round of the election held on January 16, 2005 they were electing the president of the Republic of Croatia between two candidates. 4 403 871 voters were listed in the Electoral Register in the first round of the election, while 4 404 976 voters were listed in the second round.
Citizens of Republic of Croatia were electing for the third time their president on the elections held on 24 January 2000, on about 7000 pooling stations in and outside Croatia. The whole of Croatia was one electoral unit. Nine candidates were running for the president of which three were independent and six party candidates. Citizens were electing on 7 February 2000, in the second round of the Presidential Elections their president on around 7000 polling stations in Croatia and abroad. In the second round two candidates who won the majority of votes in the first round fought for the presidency: Stipe Mesić(HNS) and Dražen Budiša(HSLS-SDP).