Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic is Croatia’s first female president-elect

Conservative leader Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has become Croatia’s first female president-elect. Grabar-Kitarovic beat center-left incumbent Ivo Josipovic in Sunday’s runoff vote to take the country’s top job.

Croatia elected its first female president on Sunday after Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, a member of the conservative Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), defeated Social Democrat (SDP) and current President Ivo Josipovic.

Grabar-Kitarovic won 50.54 percent of the vote while Josipovic won 49.46 percent, the state election commission said, after 97 percent of the ballots cast had been counted.
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