Zagreb, Croatia - Republic of
IVICA RACAN ANNOUNCED AS CROATIAN PRIME MINISTER IN-WAITING.
CROATIA-GOVERNMENT:ZAGREB,13JAN00-Croatia's Prime Minister-in-waiting Ivica Racan speaks after holding first talks onthe handover of power with his coalition partner at press conference in Zagreb on January 12. Croatia's acting President Vlatko Pavletic will formally appoint Racan as the new prime minister on January 22 or 27, depending on the outcome of a partial re-run of the general election. The centre-left coalition of Social Democrats and Social Liberals won parliamentary elections earlier this month, unseating the conservative nationalist HDZ for the first time in a decade.