• The lowest of the low: The Croatian election to the European Parliament

    oeic_web_croatia_coverThis study takes a look at the outcome of the European Parliament election in Croatia 2013. The study notes the abysmal 20% voter participation and concludes that Croatian voters followed the established European tradition of having the lowest turnout in elections to the European Parliament.

    The study compares voter behaviour with previous elections to the European Parliament and notes that in Croatia a centre-left party, the SDP, got a better result in residential areas with higher turnout while the centre-right party, HDZ, got an above average result in areas with lower turnout. The study looks at why Croatian voters do not follow the established EU trend that a majority of voters in high turnout areas tend to vote for centre-right parties while low turnout areas tend to vote for centre-left parties.

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