255,000 People Eligible to Vote in Elections for Ethnic Minorities Councils

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ZAGREB, April 29, 2019 – As many as 255,000 people in Croatia are eligible to vote in elections for the local councils and individual representatives of ethnic minorities, scheduled for 5 May.

Members of 14 ethnic minorities are eligible to elect 515 councils, whereas members of 20 minorities can elect 144 individual representatives.

Councils representing an ethnic minority are set up in local communities in which the pertaining minority makes up at least 1.5% of the local population, or if there are more than 200 members of an ethic minority in a municipality or town or more than 500 members in an area of a county.

Municipal councils representing ethnic minorities include 10 representatives, town-level councils of this kind consist of 15 representatives and county-level councils include 25 members.

Twenty counties, 68 cities and towns and 108 municipalities will organise elections for ethnic minority councils, and 6,882 candidates are running in them.

On the other hand, 20 minorities will elect their individual representatives in 20 counties, 34 cities and towns and in one municipality, and a total of 242 candidates are in the race.

More election news can be found in the Politics section.


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