Croatia will go to the elections booths on the 26th of May to vote in the European elections. A total of 12 MEP seats will be up for grabs with the ruling party, Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), expected to win at least six, with the other seats divided between the opposition parties.
The Croatian President, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, announced the European Parliament election date today and this will be only the second time that Croatians have had the chance to vote for their MEP.
Across the whole of the European Union elections will be held between the 23rd to the 26th of May.
Voters across the European Union will go the polls to select the MEPs to serve in the European Parliament for the next five years. Due to Brexit, the number of MEPs for the next five-year period was reduced from 751 to 705. And Brexit means that Croatia has an extra seat at the European table, as the number of MEP’s has been increased from 11 to 12 due to the UK leaving the union. The biggest beneficiaries of Brexit, as far as extra members of the European Parliament are concerned, is France and Spain, who will both have five extra members in the chamber.