08:16 GMT25 January 2020
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    BELGRADE (Sputnik) - Zoran Milanovic, the leader of the Socialist Democratic Party in Croatia, is ahead of his challenges in the presidential vote, an exit poll out Sunday has revealed.

    The 53-year-old former prime minister is poised to win 29.58 per cent of the vote, according to a poll by the national television.

    Milanovic is trailed by sitting President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic with 26.38 per cent and independent candidate Miroslav Skoro with 24.1 per cent.

    The remaining eight candidates won a combined 6 per cent of the vote. If no candidate secures over 50 per cent of the vote the election will go into a second round.

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    Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, Zoran Milanovic, presidential elections, Croatia
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