00:43 - Most Croatian TV stations are ending their election coverage, so I'll follow their example and sign off.
00:35 - Milanović made victory speech; simple and short.
00:07 - State electoral commission is holding usual midnight press conference. Based on latest data, Kukuriku has 78, HDZ 45.
00:05 - Jadranka Kosor failed to congratulate Milanović in her concession speech.
23:52 - Milan Bandić, current mayor of Zagreb and former presidential candidate, barely won 2 % of votes in Zagreb. He left his election headquarters at 23:00 with most pundits considering his political career all but over.
23:47 - Jadranka Kosor conceding and spinning this into moral victory; HDZ fared better than in 2000; it is "not on its knees" and "it would honourably serve Croatians as opposition; blames hostile media for defeat.
23:13 - Jadranka Kosor arrived to HDZ headquarters; she would enter history as first woman in Croatian politics to fail in election for prime minister after failing to be elected for president.
23:12 - After 40 % votes, Kukuriku leads with 78, HDZ 46, Croatian Labour 7, HDSSB 5, Grubišić 2, HSS 2.
22:54 - HSLS overwhelmingly won in Finland. According to official data, 1 Croatian citizen voted. 1 vote was for HSLS.
22:48 - Tudjman and Račan are back in Sabor. Miroslav Tudjman, son of Franjo Tudjman, is elected on HDZ ticket while Ivan Račan, son of Ivica Račan, is elected on SDP (Kukuriku) ticket.
22:17 - Ivan Jakovčić, leader of IDS, said that "good manners commands him" to congratulate his archenemy Plinio Cuccurin, leader of Istrian regional Ladonja party, on his very likely debut entry into Sabor.
22:07 - Darko Milinović, HDZ vicechairman, is first to concede defeat.
21:55 - Jadranka Sloković and Čedo Prodanović, attorneys who represent former prime minister and HDZ leader Ivo Sanader in his criminal trial, arrived at Kukuriku headquarters to celebrate.
21:46 - According to newest data, Marijana Petir is going below election tresshold.
21.44 - Dragutin Lesar, leader of Croatian Labour Party, says that his party is going to be "Kukuriku's nightmare"
21:43 - Latest projections, based on preliminary reults: Kukuriku 77; HDZ 50 (47 home, 3 in diaspora)
21:21 - HDZ can comfort itself by maintaing its grip among expatriate voters. It won all 3 seats reserved for Croatian diaspora.
21:11 - More updates, based on 6 % sample; Kukuriku 76, HDZ 46, Croatian Labour Party 6; HDSSB 6; Grubišić 3; HSS 3; Ljubo Jurčić 1; HSLS 1; Croatian Party of Rights Ante Starčević 1.
21:09 - First revisions, apparently based on preliminary results. Kukuriku wins 76, HDZ wins 46 votes. This means that Kukuriku won't win absolute majority.
20:35 - Ljubo Jurčić, Croatian economist who used to be SDP candidate for prime minister four years ago, conceded that his candidates' list won't pass into Sabor; this must be hard night for him because some of the most recent polls indicated one or two seats.
20:25 - Judging by reaction among Croatian Twitter intelligentsia, many are apoplectyc over Marijana Petir, HSS female politician known for her hard-core religious ultra-conservative views, staying in Sabor.
20:24 - There is still some time for drama. Smaller parties that fared well in exit polls might end below electoral tresshold after real results, while those who lagged behind might get into Sabor after all.
20:10 - Business.hr proclaimed Croatian Labour Party to be the biggest winners of election; party that exists mere 21 months shares No.3 spot with HDSSB.
20:04 - First official preliminary results are scheduled after 21:00.
19:52 - Don Ivan Grubišić, retired Catholic priest who ran independent list, is pleased with the results. His expected one seat, but won two and "third is near election tresshold" in IX District. He is less pleased with Kukuriku "having monopoly on power". He said that he would stick by his pre-election promises and make no coalitions with anybody.
19:45 - Nova TV updated its general projections - Kukuriku 82, HDZ 40, Ivan Grubišić 2, Croatian Labour Party 2, HSS 2, Croatian Party of Rights Ante Starčević 1, Ladonja (indepedent group from Istria) 1.
19:41 - According to regional poll, HDZ (and Kerum) got clobbered in X district (southern parts of Split and Dalmatia) - Kukuriku 6, HDZ-HGS 5, Ivan Grubišić 2, Croatian Party of Rights Ante Starčević 1.
19:34 - Željko Kerum believes that HDZ would win more seats than in exit polls. Also believes HDZ to win in IX and X district. He is ready to congratulate the winner and he would stick with HDZ if forced into opposition, because "he gave his word".
19:30 - Večernji list published first regional exit poll projection - Electoral District 1 (City of Zagreb): Kukuriku 10, HDZ 3 and 1 Croatian Labour Party.
19:20 - If those exit polls reflect genuine results, HSLS is going to be without Sabor seats for the first time in post-Communist history; HSP (Croatian Party of Rights), which used to be third largest party on five years ago, is also out.
19:11 - Andrija Jarak of Nova TV reports that most HDZ ministers gathered at their party headquarters are in sour mood and "there is no sign of usual euphoria".
19:10 - Branko Bačić, HDZ general secretary, doesn't trusts exit polls. He believes that HDZ would win more seats.
19:06 - It seems that X electoral district - Dalmatia - turned its back both on HDZ and SDP, and that their voters chose Ivan Grubišić (left) and Croatian Party of Rights - Ante Starčević.
19:01 - Nova TV exit poll; Kukuriku 83; HDZ 40; Croatian Labour Party 6; HDSSB 6; HSS 2; independent list of Ivan Grubišić 2; Croatian Party of Rights - Ante Starčević 1.
18:56 - Nova TV published first poll, although not one related to actual election results, According to that poll, 73 % of voters made their mind before the start of campaign; only 2 % actually changed their mind. This was probably the most inconsequential electoral campaign in Croatian history.
18:53 - Sociologist Dražen Lalić, guest in RTL Televizija studio, isn't happy with 63 % turnout estimates. He describes constant fall in election turnouts as failure of Croatian democracy.
18:48 - GONG, Croatian election watchdog, reports less problems on polling stations compared with four years ago, but more complaints about ethnic minority voters who elect 8 special representatives to Sabor. Those 8 seats aren't likely to change the general result, though.
18:40 - Data from neighbouring Slovenia indicate larger turnout in that country's election, althought not by much - 48 % compared with Croatia's 46 %.
18:26 - Starting tonight's live blogging less than half hour before close of polls. The weather in Croatia was cloudy. Data published based on 16:00 reports indicate worse turnout than four years ago. Some estimates indicate 60 % turnout. Regionally, turnout appears to be stronger in Dalmatia, which is supposed to be HDZ stronghold; it seems that HDZ would fare better than indicated in polls.