Poll: Most of Croatians content with new president Josipovic.

By bne IntelliNews March 12, 2010
The latest popularity poll, carried out by the GfK agency, showed that 68% of Croatians were happy with Ivo Josipovic as president. The poll was conducted among 1,000 respondents. As many as 19% of the respondents were not in favour of Josipovic, while 13% were undecided. Most of the citizens, who were satisfied, were in the northern Croatia 79%, followed by citizens in Istria, northern Adriatic littoral and Slavonia - 73%.  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 final results released by the State Electoral Commission (DIP) showed. 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%. The voters turnout at the presidential elections was 50.13%. Josipovic at his first news conference as a 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. Josipovic also pointed out that there was a need to transform the economy from an import-oriented to an export and production-oriented economy, which to be able to pay the foreign debt and stimulating enterprise.

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