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Croatia's political parties approval ratings unaffected by Covid-19, centre-left SDP continues to lead polls

Author Iskra Pavlova
Croatia's political parties approval ratings unaffected by Covid-19, centre-left SDP continues to lead polls Photo: Croatian government

ZAGREB (Croatia), March 23 (SeeNews) - The coronavirus outbreak has not affected public approval in Croatia's major political parties and the centre-left opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP) remains a favourite to win the general elections in the country due in the autumn, polls show,

If the elections were held today, SDP would get 29.3% support, up by a monthly 0.2 index points, while the ruling centre-right Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) would collect 27.3% of the votes, up by a monthly 0.4 points, a survey conducted by Promocija Plus agency for public broadcaster HRT showed on Friday. The survey was carried out between March 16 and 19 among 1,400 people.

This is the third month in a row in which SDP outruns HDZ in opinion polls.

In January SDP candidate Zoran Milanovic won Croatia's presidential election, defeating incumbent president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic backed by HDZ.

The results of the March survey indicate that the only other party that would pass the 5.0% election threshold if the elections were held now is the recently unveiled political formation of musician Miroslav Skoro, who came third in the first round of the presidential elections.

Skoro's political party is backed by 10.6%, up by a monthly 0.6 index points, the survey showed.

Skoro established his political formation at the end of February, naming it Homeland Movement (Domovinski Pokret).

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