Copyright 2019 Hubbard Radio Washington DC, LLC. All rights reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian lawmakers on Monday voted to dissolve parliament and pave the way for a general election amid an easing of the coronavirus outbreak.
The motion was supported by 105 lawmakers in the 151-member assembly, while eight were against and four abstained from the vote.
Croatia’s president must now formally schedule the election, likely in late June or early July. Croatia is a European Union member of some 4.2 million people.
The country has been easing lockdown measures against the new coronavirus with a drop in new cases.
Croatia’s ruling conservatives are facing a challenge from a liberal opposition alliance after losing the presidential election in January.
A few dozen people protested outside during the parliament session, angry over slow repair work in the capital, Zagreb, following an earthquake nearly two months ago.
Copyright © 2020 . All rights reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.