Sunday's election came after the country’s main Bosniak and Croat parties reached an agreement in June this year to hold the first local elections in the ethnically divided city since 2008.
Croatia's conservatives scored a re-election victory in a parliamentary vote, official results showed, putting them in a strong position to build a government that will inherit the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.
The change of heart may lead to a split in the party but could help the conservative HDZ to continue ruling without a second snap election in less than a year.
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