Ivo Josipovic becomes third president of Croatia.

By bne IntelliNews February 19, 2010
Ivo Josipovic became the third president of the country after the inauguration ceremony in Zagreb . Josipovic will serve a 5-year term. We note that Josipovic of the main opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP) won the second round of the presidential elections held on Jan 10 with 60.26% of all votes. The independent candidate, Milan Bandic, was backed by 39.74%. Josipovic gathered 1,339,385 of the cast ballots, while Bandic for - 883,222. Josipovic won in all counties except in Lika-Senj. In Zagreb , Josipovic gathered 62.19% of the votes, while Bandic got 37.81. Josipovic at his first news conference as a newly elected president of the country said that his priorities would be the fight against corruption and crime. He stressed that this priority was crucial for the future of the country, as Croatia would like to become an EU member states.

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