Miroslav Škoro Pleased with Results, Hints at Running in Parliamentary Election

By 23 December 2019

ZAGREB, December 23, 2019 - Independent candidate Miroslav Škoro, who came third in the Croatian presidential election's first round on Sunday, extended his congratulations to the first two vote-getters – Zoran Milanović and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović – adding that he would work on "giving Croatia back to the people".

He thus hinted at his participation in the next parliamentary election.

Škoro, who won 461,448 ballots or 24.44% of the vote, said in his address in his campaign headquarters that they had accomplished a miracle.

"We have achieved a historic result. Nobody has given us such chances." Škoro said.

He also described this election as a referendum in which, he said, two thirds of voters showed their dissatisfaction with the current government.

Milanović, a former SDP prime minister who emerged as the relative winner of the first round of the election, mustered 557,900 ballots (29.54% of the total vote) and incumbent President Grabar Kitarović 503,653 (26.67%). Škoro was third with 24.4% and the other eight candidates running in the election won only single-digit percentages.

Commenting on his number of won ballots, Škoro said that those 461,000 voters was not a small number.

We have shown that we think differently than those in power, he added.

He said that in the run-up to the election he and his campaign team had exposed "an octopus of interests covering all political parties and the political sphere in the country."

škoro, a singer-turned-politician, said that he would continue bringing Croatia back to the people, adding that he would continue developing "an even better network" in preparation for the next parliamentary election.

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