Croatia’s right wins vote, heading toward hung parliament

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Opposition's leader Tomislav Karamarko of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) celebrates the party's victory in downtown Zagreb, Croatia, 08 November 2015. The conservative HDZ won 61 seats in the 151-seat parliament, against the 53 of Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic's Social Democratic Party (SDP). Croatian people voted in the Parliamentary election to elect new authorities for the next four years. The exact number of seats secured by each party could still move, but the trend appeared firm.

Croatia’s right wins vote, heading toward hung parliament


Croatia's conservative opposition won the country's first election since it joined the European Union in 2013, partial results from Sunday's election showed, but its narrow victory meant lengthy coalition talks were likely to follow in the next days or weeks.

The new government will have to nurture a tentative economic recovery after six years of recession and deal with thousands of migrants from the Middle East streaming through the tiny Adriatic state on their way to western and northern Eu...


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