By Lejla Biogradlija


Croatia’s ruling center-right Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) party won Sunday’s parliamentary elections, according to the country’s election commission.

The State Election Commission announced that 91% of the votes have been counted and HDZ won 67 seats in the 151-seat parliament.

HDZ’s leader, Andrej Plenkovic, who is also the current prime minister of Croatia, expressed his gratitude to everyone who voted.

“Thank you for the brilliant victory today,” he said.

HDZ’s top opponent, the center-left Social Democratic Party (SDP), and its small allies, secured 41 seats.

An alliance led by HDZ had won elections in 2016 in Croatia, the youngest member of the European Union.

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