Milanović invited MOST to join them in forming the new government, HDZ relative winner of the elections
Croatian Electoral Committee announced the second preliminary votes for 2015 elections on 00:01 on Monday, November 9, 2015. After 50% of votes were counted, the results are as follows: HDZ is still leading with 61 parliament seats, SDP is second with 53, MOST is currently on 19 seats, SDP’s coalition partners in the former government IDS 4 seats, HDSSB is on 2, so is Milan Bandić while Živi Zid and Successful Croatia are on 1 seat each. ORaH did not pass the election threshold, and party president Mirela Holy already announced that she will not run for the party leader again.
Given that each party requires 76 seats to form a government, the only thing we know is that we will not get a new government tonight, or even in the next few days.
President of SDP, Zoran Milanović was the first to address the nation after the announcement from the State Electoral Committee, and considering the very tight results and the fact that HDZ did not win absolute majority, he did not congratulate the relative winner HDZ “Croatia decided we’re not returning to the old ways. Which way it will turn, we will see in the next few days. In the last four years, especially in the last few months, we have shown our humanity, that we have created an organised country that protects its citizens. I invite all those that wish to implement reforms to join us, and we don’t invite them as leaders, but as equal partners. We can’t do this on our own, we need partners. No conditions, we just want to talk. Now we see that MOST has emerged and they want reforms so I invite them to implement them together”. said the now former Prime Minister Milanović, closing his address with “Thank you Croatia from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for putting up with me in the last four years”.
We are still waiting for the arrival of Tomislav Karamarko, president of HDZ and his address as the relative winner of these elections.