2013 European Parliament election in Croatia

European Parliament elections were held in Croatia for the first time on 14 April 2013 to elect twelve Members of the European Parliament.[1] The members served the remainder of the Parliament's 2009–2014 term after Croatia entered the European Union on 1 July 2013. The country formed a single constituency, with members elected by proportional representation using open lists.[2][3]

2013 European Parliament election in Croatia

14 April 2013 2014 →

12 seats in the European Parliament
Turnout20.83%
  First party Second party Third party
  Dubravka Šuica - Croatian part- Citizens’ Corner debate on gender equality in EU labour markets (32494127516).jpg Tonino picula.jpg
Leader Dubravka Šuica Tonino Picula Nikola Vuljanić
Party HDZHSP AS–BUZ SDPHNSHSU Labour
Alliance EPP S&D GUE/NGL
Seats won
6 / 12
5 / 12
1 / 12
Popular vote 243,654 237,778 42,750
Percentage 32.86% 32.07% 5.77%
Results of the election based on the majority of votes in each municipality of Croatia
  HDZ coalition
  SDP coalition
  Voters' group – Ivan Jakovčić
  HDSSB
  HSS-HSLS
  Labour
  NS-NSS
Results by municipality, shaded according to winning party's percentage of the vote.

Despite opinion polling predicting a decisive victory of the governing centre left SDP-led coalition, the centre right HDZ-led coalition won a razor-thin plurality of the vote.[4] The turnout of just 20.8% was the lowest turnout in a national election in modern Croatian history.[5]

PartiesEdit

No Abbreviation Full Name
1 ABECEDA Abeceda demokracije[6][7]
2 AMD Agenda mladih demokrata[6][7]
3 AM Youth Action[6][7]
4 ASH
DSŽ
SP
SUH
Social Democratic Action of Croatia[7][8]
Women's Democratic Party[7][8]
Savez za promjene[7][8]
Stranka umirovljenika Hrvatske – Blok umirovljenici zajedno[7][8]
5 ABH
JEDINO HRVATSKA
Akcija za bolju Hrvatsku[6][7]
Only Croatia – Movement for Croatia[6][7]
6 A-HSS Authentic Croatian Peasant Party[6][7]
7 A-HSP Authentic Croatian Party of Rights[6][7]
8 DC Democratic Centre[6][7]
9 GLAS RAZUMA
MS
Glas razuma[6][7]
Međimurska stranka[6][7]
10 HRAST Croatian Growth–Movement for a Successful Croatia[6][7] (Hrvatski rast – Pokret za uspješnu Hrvatsku)
11 HČSP Croatian Pure Party of Rights[6][7]
12 HDZ
HSP AS
BUZ
Croatian Democratic Union[7][9]
Croatian Party of Rights dr. Ante Starčević[7][9]
Blok umirovljenici zajedno[7][9]
13 HRS Hrvatska radnička stranka[6][7]
14 HSS
HSLS
Croatian Labour Party[6][7]
Croatian Social Liberal Party[6][7]
15 HSP Croatian Party of Rights[7][8]
16 HDSSB
HDSSD
ZH
Croatian Democratic Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja[6][7]
Hrvatski demokratski slobodarski savez Dalmacije[6][7]
Zeleni Hrvatske[6][7] (Zeleni HR)
17 HL Croatian Labourists – Labour Party[6][7]
18 KLGB-IJ Kandidacijska lista grupe biraca – Ivan Jakovčić[6][7]
19 NS
NSS
Naša stranka[6][7]
Nova srpska stranka[6][7]
20 NSH Nezavisni seljaci Hrvatske[6][7]
21 OS Obiteljska stranka[6][7]
22 PS Pirate Party[6][7]
23 PZMH Pokret za modernu Hrvatsku[6][7]
24 SDP
HNS
HSU
Social Democratic Party of Croatia[7][8]
Croatian People's Party – Liberal Democrats[7][8]
Croatian Party of Pensioners[7][8]
25 SRP Socialist Labour Party[6][7]
26 SU Stranka umirovljenika[7][8]
27 ZNL Zagrebačka nezavisna lista[6][7]
28 ZZ Zeleni Zajedno[6][7]

Opinion pollsEdit

Date Polling Organisation/Client Sample size SDP · HNS-LD · HSU HDZ · HSP-AS · BUZ Labour Other/Undecided
8 April Promocija Plus for HRT 1,300 29.5% (6 seats) 22.2% (5 seats) 7.5% (1 seat) 40.8%
31 March (High turnout) Ipsos Puls for Nova TV 802 26.3% (6 seats) 18.4% (4 seats) 10.0% (2 seats) 45.3%
31 March (Low turnout) Ipsos Puls for Nova TV 802 32.7% (7 seats) 19.9% (4 seats) 7.5% (1 seat) 39.9%

ResultsEdit

PartyVotes%Seats
HDZHSP AS–BUZ[a]243,65432.866
SDPHNSHSU[b]237,77832.075
Croatian Labourists – Labour Party42,7505.771
HSSHSLS28,6463.860
Voters' group – Ivan Jakovčić28,4453.840
HDSSB–HDSSD–ZH22,3283.010
Croatian Growth–Movement for a Successful Croatia18,8932.550
Youth Action11,0681.490
Pensioners' Party10,9471.480
Croatian Party of Rights10,3171.390
Greens Together8,5991.160
Pirate Party8,3451.130
Authentic Croatian Peasant Party6,7850.920
ASHDSŽ–SP–SUH6,3910.860
Democratic Centre5,4130.730
Croatian Pure Party of Rights5,2380.710
Voice of Reason–Međimurje Party4,9390.670
Alphabet of Democracy4,8780.660
ABH–JH4,5310.610
Family Party4,3910.590
Croatian Workers Party3,9460.530
Our Party–New Serbian Party3,9330.530
Movement for a Modern Croatia3,8850.520
Democratic Youth Agenda3,6670.490
Independent Farmers of Croatia3,6460.490
Socialist Labour Party of Croatia3,5380.480
Authentic Croatian Party of Rights2,3500.320
Zagreb Independent List2,1070.280
Total741,408100.0012
Valid votes741,40894.93
Invalid/blank votes39,5725.07
Total votes780,980100.00
Registered voters/turnout3,748,81520.83
Source: State Electoral Commission
  1. ^ Of the six seats, the HDZ won five and HSP AS one.
  2. ^ The SDP won all five seats.

Elected lists and candidatesEdit

Members of the
European Parliament

for Croatia
Observers (2012)
7th term (2013)
8th term (2014)
9th term (2019)
Women
12: HDZ – HSP AS – BUZ[7][9] 17: HL[6][7] 24: SDP – HNS – HSU[7][8]
1. Dubravka Šuica
2. Andrej Plenković
3. Davor Ivo Stier
4. Ivana Maletić
5. Zdravka Bušić
6. Ruža Tomašić (HSP AS)
1. Nikola Vuljanić 1. Tonino Picula
2. Biljana Borzan
3. Marino Baldini
4. Oleg Valjalo
5. Sandra Petrović Jakovina

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ništa od uštede! Izbori za Europski parlament 14. travnja
  2. ^ "Zakon o izborima zastupnika Republike Hrvatske u Europski parlament". Croatian Parliament. Archived from the original on 6 October 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  3. ^ Uskoro idemo na izbore za Europski parlament, evo kako će to izgledati
  4. ^ "PRIVREMENI NESLUŽBENI REZULTATI". Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Odaziv hrvatskih birača na euroizborima vrlo nizak, ali ipak bolji od slovačkog". Novi list (in Croatian). HINA. 15 April 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
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  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar Od 28 lista, samo je Jakovčićeva nezavisna, pogledajte popis svih kandidata za EU Dnevno, 19 March 2013
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Pristigle kandidature – 17.03.2013 Archived 23 March 2013 at the Wayback Machine Izbori, 17 March 2013
  9. ^ a b c d Pristigle kandidature – 15.03.2013 Archived 22 March 2013 at the Wayback Machine Izbori, 15 March 2013