Croat Conservatives Claim Election Victory, Vow to Form Cabinet

  • HDZ beats Social Democrats with 61 of parliament’s 151 seats
  • Social Democrats reject grand coalition, giving Bridge an edge

Zoran Milanovic casts his vote at a polling station during the parliamentary election in Zagreb, Croatia, on Sept. 11, 2016.

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The conservative Croatian Democratic Union moved toward forming a government after a surprise election victory, potentially opening the way to a stable cabinet after political deadlock stalled efforts to overhaul the economy in the European Union’s youngest member.

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