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11th Dec 2016

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Croatia nationalists edge to victory

Croatia's centre-right HDZ party won Sunday's snap elections by 61 seats against a socialist opposition bloc on 54. The previous government, where HDZ was the main party, fell in a conflict of interest affair. It did not deliver on reforms and stoked anti-Serb nationalism. Andrej Plenkovic, the new HDZ leader, has promised a "Europe oriented government". The HDZ is expected to join up with Most, a centrist party, in parliament.

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