Croatia centre-left wins majority: early results

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Posted: Dec 04, 2011 5:18 PM

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia's center-left opposition bloc won a majority in a parliamentary election on Sunday, according to preliminary official results, with some 40 percent of votes counted, the state electoral commission said.

The 'Kukuriku' bloc won 79 seats in the 151-seat parliament compared with 48 for the ruling conservative HDZ, clinching a strong mandate to revive the former Yugoslav republic's flagging economy before it joins the European Union in 2013.

(Reporting by Zoran Radosavljevic)