Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has won the Presidential election of Croatia and she became the first woman to hold this post in the country. She secured 50.5% of the vote with and her opponent Ivo Josipovic had secured 49.5%. of the votes.
Ms Grabar-Kitarovic belongs to Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), which played a major role in pushing the country towards independence from the former Yugoslavia in 1991. She was a former Foreign Minister and also served as Assistant to the NATO Secretary General.
Knowledge is Wealth
- Croatia is officially known as Republic of Croatia.
- Capital of Croatia is Zagreb.
- Croatia’s Currency is Kuna.
- Croatia Joined European Union on July 1, 2013.
- The origin of modern necktie was Croatia.