ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's conservative president will face a liberal former prime minister in a runoff election after no candidate won an outright majority in a first round of voting Sunday, near-complete results showed.
Left-wing politician Zoran Milanovic led the field with nearly 30% of the vote in preliminary returns from Sunday's election. President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic had almost 27% support, the state election authorities said after counting more than 95% of the ballots.
Right-wing singer Miroslav Skoro was in third place with around 24%.
The vote was held just days before Croatia takes over the European Union's presidency for the first time. The ruling conservatives are hoping to to keep their grip on power ahead of assuming the EU cha