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Croatian Conservatives' Narrow Win Leaves Uncertainty

"Uncertain to the end," Croatian-language daily Poslovni dvevnikwrites on its Monday front page, a day after Croatia's conservative opposition claimed a narrow victory in the country's first election since it joined the European Union in 2013.

The Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) has declared victory after Sunday's parliamentary elections, but the leading opposition party failed to win an outright majority and now faces a tough task to form a coalition government, newspaper Ve�ernji List reports.

After a campaign that largely focused on the migrants crisis, HDZ won 59 seats, with the ruling Social Democrats at 56 seats. A third group, made of right-leaning independent candidates, called Most (Bridge in Croatian) however won a surprising 19 seats and announced it would refuse to enter a coalition government with the two main political forces, apparently leaving them short of the necessary support to form a government.

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Modi's Fight Against "Fake News" Looks A Whole Lot Like Censorship

The Modi government’s attempts to censor the media and intimidate independent journalism pose a grave danger to Indian democracy.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on TV

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A distinct chill has set in this January.

The first month of the New Year has spelt trouble for anybody interested in India’s future as a democracy – where freedom of expression ought to be guaranteed. Not to speak of our newly minted status as the "mother of democracy."

There are things happening, which must be seen together to understand the reality: Censorship is here.

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