Višeslav Raos is a Senior Research and Teaching Fellow at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb. His main research interests include comparative European electoral and party politics, as well as processes of Europeanisation and democratisation in post-communist Europe.
Despite high hopes for Croatia’s multifarious small parties, and disappointment for the centre-left Social Democrats, Croatia’s September elections have revealed a relative return to stability with the two main established parties retaining most of the seats and leverage in the parliament.Read more
Unlike many other post-communist countries which experienced fragmentation and instability, Croatia’s party system has retained its basic stability for a long time. Yet a significant section of the electorate has sought an alternative – and as a result a succession of new political actors have emerged, with varying degrees of success. But how are they likely to fare at the country’s September parliamentary elections?Read more