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Voting in a Time of Great Emigration: The Electoral Landscape in Croatia
Voting in a Time of Great Emigration: The Electoral Landscape in Croatia

Author(s): Tomasz Żornaczuk
Subject(s): National Economy, Governance, Economic policy, International relations/trade, Economic development, Migration Studies, Asylum, Refugees, Migration as Policy-fields
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Croatia; parliamentary elections; economic policy; economic development; recession; migration crisis; Balkan migration route;
Summary/Abstract: After six years of painful recession, the main debate before the parliamentary elections in Croatia is how to repair the economy. However, the dynamics of the campaign are also influenced by the migration crisis that unexpectedly hit Croatia less than two months before the election. The ruling left wing and the right wing opposition have similar chances of winning, but the former has a greater ability to build a coalition. Regardless of the election result and the shape of the future government, the winning party will have to test its optimistic economic promises and, together with the country’s neighbours and the EU, find a common solution to the growing problem of the Balkan migration route.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English