On this day 31 years ago Croatia decided on its future when a referendum was held that opened a new chapter in the country’s history. On the 19th of May 1991 citizens were asked two questions – the second crucial one being “Are you in favour of the Republic of Croatia remaining in Yugoslavia as a single federal state.”
And a massive 3,051,881 voters or 83.56 percent of the total number of registered voters voted for Croatia to take a path of independence.
The May 1991 referendum paved the way for parliamentary decisions on independence and sovereignty in June and October of that year.
On June 25, 1991, the Croatian Parliament passed the Constitutional Decision on the Sovereignty and Independence of the Republic of Croatia.