Croatia elects first woman president

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Croatia elects first woman president

Croatia elects first woman president

(Zagreb) – Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic was elected Croatia’s first female president, narrowly winning a tight run-off vote with a pledge to kickstart the EU country´s ailing economy.
Grabar-Kitarovic, an ex-foreign minister and former NATO official, won 50.4 percent of the vote, according to results based on more than 99 percent of the ballots cast.
Her rival, Ivo Josipovic, garnered 49.6 percent of the vote, results released by the electoral commission showed.
The 46-year-old candidate of the main opposition HDZ party will be the first woman to take the helm of the European Union’s newest member state.