The runoff election for the Croatian Presidency is held today, with incumbent Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović facing former Prime Minister Zoran Milanović.
Far-left candidate Pedro Castillo is expected to win the first round of the presidential election. His opponent in the runoff election in June is still to be determined, amidst a political and economic crisis.
Prime Minister Andrej Plenković announces that Croatia will suspend weddings, close cafés and restaurants, and restrict outdoor and public gatherings to 25 people and private gatherings to 10 people between November 28 and December 21 as the country reports a record 4,009 new cases in the past 24 hours.
Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović selects Israel-based Teva Pharmaceuticals executive Tihomir Orešković to be the new prime minister following the inconclusive November 8 election. The "technocrat" is the choice of conservatives and reformists, who have 78 parliamentary seats, enough for confirmation.
Former diplomat and foreign minister Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović from the Croatian Democratic Union narrowly defeats incumbent president Ivo Josipović and will become the first female president of Croatia on February 18, 2015.