Croatia has been holding elections, with counting now well underway. An early exit poll showed the two main parties, the ruling Social Democrats and the Conservative opposition set to take an equal share of parliamentary seats.
A near-complete vote count showed Borut Pahor with 47 percent of Sunday's vote, falling short of an outright win. The result contradicted exit polls by TV Slovenia that showed Pahor winning in the first round.
The right-wing governing coalition had collapsed about 8 months after being elected. The coalition was torn apart by right-wing ideology and a corruption scandal involving a deputy prime minister.
Preliminary results from Croatia's snap election suggest that both major parties have failed to gain a clear majority. That prospect could lead to months of negotiations to form a government.
Ten months after Croatia's last general election, voters are headed back to the polls, thanks to a fumbled coalition power play. Whatever happens on Sunday, forming a majority will prove difficult for both major parties.
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