Central European Evening Report: "Current Developments in Croatia: Physician Strike Impact and Parliamentary Election Turnout Trends"

Central European Evening Report: "Current Developments in Croatia: Physician Strike Impact and Parliamentary Election Turnout Trends"

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Physician Strike Hampers Hospital Operations, Surgical and Radiological Specialties Most Affected: State Secretary Marjan Pintar, speaking after a recent meeting between Ministry of Health representatives and hospital directors, highlighted the persistent challenge of a physician strike hindering hospital operations. While the overall situation in most hospitals isn't deteriorating, the strike poses a significant obstacle, particularly affecting surgical and radiological specialties. The ongoing strike underscores the pressing need for resolution to ensure uninterrupted healthcare services for patients across the country.

Voter Turnout Trends Emerge in Croatian Parliamentary Elections: As Croatia holds its parliamentary elections, early data from the State Electoral Commission (SEC) reveals interesting trends in voter turnout. By Wednesday morning, a total of 747,986 voters had cast their ballots, marking a significant increase from previous elections. Notably, electoral units 1, 3, and 6 saw the highest turnout percentages, while units 5, 9, and 10 recorded the lowest. Regionally, Varaždin exhibited the highest turnout among county residents, contrasting with lower figures in Slavonski Brod and Dubrovnik. Despite logistical challenges and a reduced electorate compared to previous years, the election process proceeds, with the SEC slated to announce further turnout updates later today.

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