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1990: First Multiparty Parliament in Croatia

1990: First Multiparty Parliament in Croatia
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The parliament was still called the Parliament of the Socialist Republic of Croatia at the time.

After the first multiparty parliamentary elections were held in Croatia, the parliament assembled in Zagreb on this day in 1990. The parliament was still called the Parliament of the Socialist Republic of Croatia at the time and was structured the same way as in socialist times. For example, it had three councils: the Socio-Political Council, the Council of Municipalities, and the Council of Associated Labor. The parliament speaker was Žarko Domljan and his deputies were Ivica Percan, Stjepan Sulimanac, and Vladimir Šeks.

It was this parliament that elected Dr. Franjo Tuđman as the President of the Presidency of the Socialist Republic of Croatia. The socialist terminology was removed only in December that year. This date was commemorated in Croatia until 2001 as Statehood Day and was a public holiday. The date was later moved to 25 June, when Croatia first declared its independence from Yugoslavia.

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