Electoral Commission Preparing for Parliamentary Election

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ZAGREB, May 5, 2020 – The State Electoral Commission (DIP) is preparing for parliamentary elections while it is not clear yet how the elections will be implemented.

DIP spokesman Slaven Hojski said that the commission in charge of parliamentary elections had begun to prepare for them as soon as the presidential election was concluded.

Our preparations include preparing a draft of compulsory instructions and forms, working on applications to be used by the commission, and so on, Hojski told Hina.

The date of the parliamentary election has still not been decided but there has been speculation that it could be held in the first half of July, on 5 or 12 July.

Earlier, Environment and Energy Minister Tomislav Ćorić confirmed that he had been appointed the Croatian Democratic Union’s (HDZ) election platform coordinator, a hint that the election date could be decided soon.

Parliament Speaker Goran Jandroković, who is the HDZ secretary-general, has been appointed the coordinator of the HDZ’s election campaign.

Even though the epidemiological situation in Croatia is good, there is no knowing what the situation will be like in July, what restrictive measures may be in force and what the election could look like.

“DIP will decide on procedures and polling stations and the like once the election is called, and it will do so in cooperation with epidemiological services,” Hojski said.

There are no clear instructions on protective measures for thousands of people sitting in election committees either, Hojski added. However, if it proves to be necessary, the state will cover the additional costs of supplying protective equipment like masks, gloves and so on.

More election news can be found in the Politics section.

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