Croatia’s 1st MEP Election

Only 20 per cent of Croatia’s eligible voters turned out for the first European Parliament election in the country’s history on 14 April.

Croatia voted on their first 12 European Parliament seats and will officially join the EU on 1 July.

Political analyst Davor Djenero attributed the low turnout to a “weak campaign” to inform voters about the significance of EU membership.

The centre-right Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) secured six of Croatia’s twelve seats; the centre-left Social Democratic party won five and the Labour Party took one. These MEPs will serve until May 2014, when new Europe-wide elections will be held.

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