Parliamentary Elections in Croatia Set for July 5

Croatia’s President Zoran Milanovic on Wednesday scheduled a parliamentary election for July 5.

Milanovic formally set the date for the ballot after Croatia’s MPs voted earlier this week to dissolve parliament.

Voters will elect 151 MPs in Sabor, of whom 140 in ten constituencies in Croatia; three will be elected by expatriates and eight by ethnic minorities.

The election will be the third in which voters can give a preferential vote.

Although Croatia has few new COVID-19 cases per day and a good epidemiological situation, the July election, because of the epidemic, will be held somewhat differently than all previous elections, Croatia’s HINA news agency reported.

The State Election Commission (DIP) will define how the vote will take place together with the Croatian Institute of Public Health.