Croatian Opposition’s Election Victory Officially Confirmed

A Croatian opposition group of allied political parties known as Kukuriku officially defeated the ruling Croatian Democratic Union in Dec. 4 elections, the electoral commission said in a statement on its website late yesterday.

Led by the Social Democrats, Kukuriku won 80 of 151 seats in parliament, dethroning the Croatian Democratic Union, which had governed for 17 of the last 21 years. The former ruling party took 47 seats.

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