Ex-Croatian PM wins presidential polls

LEFTIST former prime minister Zoran Milanovic, who has pledged to make Croatia a tolerant country turning the page on its wartime past, won yesterday’s presidential run-off vote, defeating the incumbent conservative leader.

Milanovic took 52.7% of the vote while President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, who had tried to unite a fractured right-wing, garnered 47.3%, according to results based on vote count at nearly all polling stations released by the electoral commission.