Croatian voters began heading to the polls Sunday in a presidential election which will shape the country for the next five years.

Polls opened at 7 a.m (0600GMT) for 3,854,774 registered voters to elect a president from a total of 11 candidates, four of which are independent, to compete for the country’s top office.

Recent polls show a three-man race among President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, former Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic and musician-turned-politician Miroslav Skoro.

The race is exceptionally tight and the first round of voting could be more important than the second.

If Skoro manages to finish in the

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