“The HDZ’s popularity rose by 0.3% from January. Behind the HDZ is the largest opposition party, the SDP, with 21.1% voter support, up from 20.6% last month. The activist party Živi Zid is third with 11.8%, up by 0.4%. MOST is fourth with 6.1%, which is down almost an entire percentage point from February. According to the poll, no other political party would pass the election threshold, including the junior partner in the coalition government, the People’s Party – Liberal Democrats or HNS, and the opposition Peasant Party or HSThe most popular politician according to those polled is President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović with 19.2%, followed by “No one in particular” with 18.7%; third is Prime Minister Andrej Plenković with 10.9%.” (Voice of Croatia)


“The Bosniak Member of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s tripartite Presidency, Bakir Izetbegović, says he is still opposed to the construction of Croatia’s Pelješac Bridge. Speaking in an interview on Croatian Television, Izetbegović also said that he did not think it would be possible for Croats to get their own entity within Bosnia and Herzegovina. This year marks Izetbegović’s eighth year serving as the Bosniak member of the Presidency and he will not be able to run for another term in the upcoming elections. He was a guest on HRT’s Sunday talk show ‘Nedjeljom u 2’ Host Aleksandar Stanković asked him about Bosnia’s electoral law, which has been the subject of much controversy, especially now that the country is preparing for a general election this year. Izetbeogivć was in Brussels last week to discuss changes to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s electoral legislation with EU officials. The Croat community in Bosnia and Herzegovina has been trying to change the way the system works, arguing that it is discriminatory.  Because Croats are the smallest of the three constituent peoples, under the current rules, it is possible for Bosniac voters to elect a candidate into an office that was reserved for Croats. Bosniac politicians do not support the Croat proposals.” (Voice of Croatia)