Croatia's first female president inaugurated in formal ceremony

February 15, 2015 10:45 AM

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ZAGREB, Croatia – Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has been inaugurated as Croatia's first female president after a surprise election victory in the European Union's newest member state.

The nationalist won the largely ceremonial presidency by edging liberal incumbent Ivo Josipovic in a runoff vote in December amid deep discontent over economic woes in Croatia.

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