“Our result is very good, victorious. Looking at the overall results, the HDZ will again be the party which will have the most county prefects, mayors, and municipal heads in the next four years,” he said in the HDZ’s campaign headquarters in Zagreb.
He congratulated everyone who took part in the elections and especially citizens who voted for the candidates of the HDZ and its partners.
Plenković said he was pleased that four HDZ candidates for prefects had won in the first round and that its candidates would be in runoffs with convincing leads in eight counties.
He singled out the results of Gari Cappelli and Anđelko Stričak in Primorje-Gorski Kotar and Varaždin counties. He congratulated Ivan Radić and Vice Mihanović for their results in Osijek and Split.
As for Davor Filipović, the party’s mayoral candidate in Zagreb, Plenković said he was a new asset for the party. He did a fantastic job during the campaign, and that he was a first-class politician for big elections.
“The HDZ is the second slate in Zagreb, which is extremely good. It’s a new generation of HDZ politicians in Zagreb, and I’m confident that in the years ahead, they will gain more experience and offer even better solutions for Zagreb.”
Filipović, who ranked fourth in the Zagreb mayoral race with less than 10% of the vote, congratulated Tomislav Tomašević on receiving the largest number of votes in the first round and apologized; to the other candidates if, during the campaign, he said “one word too many.”
He said his own result was almost twice as good as the HDZ mayoral candidate’s four years ago and twice as good as in 2013. “Therefore, we have reason to be optimistic, and that’s a pledge for the future to work for the good of Zagreb.”
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