ZAGREB, Sept 26, 2020 – The process of the election of the new SDP leader started at 7 o’clock on Saturday morning at 286 polling stations organized by this Opposition party throughout the country.
The election was called for 26 September after Davor Bernardic resigned following the party’s defeat in the 5 July parliamentary elections.
The five candidates are vying for the presidency of the strongest Opposition party: Omisalj Mayor Mirela Ahmetovic, parliamentarian Pedja Grbin, Krapina-Zagorje County Prefect Zeljko Kolar, SDP Split country branch leader Ranko Ostojic, and an SDP official from Pula, Marino Percan.
Some 12,000 members are entitled to exercise their voting right in this poll.
The results are expected to be released on Saturday evening.
According to some forecasts, none of the five candidates are likely to receive more than 50 percent of the vote, and therefore first two vote-getters will compete in a run-off in seven days’ time.