MAY 11 2009 08:16h
Nearly all the candidates got votes in this poll carried out in Zagreb`s Podsljeme quarter.
ZAGREB, CROATIA – Even in Zagreb`s Podsljeme quarter, incumbent mayor Milan Bandic of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has the biggest support in the opinion poll regarding the upcoming Zagreb mayor election. However, Jasen Mesic of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) has more support than independent candidate Josip Kregar.
Therefore, out of 100 surveyed Podsljeme residents of Zagreb`s most Northern part, 40 support Milan Bandic, six would vote for Jasen Mesic, while six would vote for Josip Kregar. Interestingly enough, Antun Kljenak of the Croatian Party of Rights (HSP) got one vote and three citizens supported independent candidate Tatjana Holjevac.
Zlatko Klaric`s name was mentioned only once, but it seems that not even this vote will be cast for the Action of Social Democrats of Croatia – Democratic Pensioners` Party candidate, because Klaric`s supporter will be out of town on election day, as he put it himself.
There are still many indecisive voters
As it is to be expected, there are plenty of voters who still have not decided whose name they will circle at the election – 16 of them.
- I will come to the polling station and chose according to the “Eeny, meeny, miny, mo” method. The name of the current mayor, Milan Bandic, is most likely to come out according to this method – Jelena Cica, a tailor from Markusevec told us.
Still, it seems that this is the right time for electoral campaigns, because indecisive citizens are waiting to be won over.
- I will vote for whoever gives most – Marija Kos, a textile worker, said.
- I`d love to lock them all up in prison – pensioner Miljenko Carevic told us, who will not vote because he is disappointed with politics and politicians who “steal and lie”.
Zagreb`s Podsljeme quarter encompasses the Northern part of Zagreb and includes Sestine, Gracani and Markusevec. It borders the Maksimir and Upper Town-Medvescak quarters in the South, Crnomerec on the West, Upper Dubrava in the East and mount Medvednica and the Krapina-Zagorje County in the North.
Podsljeme stretches out across 60,116 squared kilometres and according to the 2001 population census it has 17,744 residents who are 39.6 years old in average.