HDZ Supports Grabar-Kitarović’s Bid for New Term, Šuica for Croatian Commissioner

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ZAGREB, August 22, 2019 – The Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) presidency and national council on Wednesday supported Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović’s bid for a second term as the country’s president as well as a motion to candidate MEP Dubravka Šuica for a member of the European Commission and appointed Ante Sanader as the party’s political secretary.

After the meeting, HDZ president and the country’s prime minister, Andrej Plenković, said that the party’s leadership decided by consensus that it would support Grabar-Kitarović’s candidacy for a second term.

Plenković said that President Grabar-Kitarović would decide on establishing an election campaigning team, adding that Osijek-Baranja County Prefect Ivan Anušić is prepared with the support of the entire party to be at the helm of her election team.

“The second decision that the HDZ and its committees adopted today was to propose Dubravka Šuica to be a member of the European Commission considering her experience. She has been elected to the European Parliament three times – 2013, 2014 and 2019 and with her political and expert experience she will be a quality representative in Ursula von der Leyen’s European Commission,” Plenković underscored.

Plenković said that Croatia’s public would be very satisfied with the department allotted to Šuica and that it would be known in two to three weeks’ time.

Plenković described Ante Sanader as someone with a lot of years of experience and added that he could significantly contribute to the party’s activities with regard to coming election challenges.

Asked whether former administration minister Lovro Kuščević was a burden to the government and coming presidential campaign considering the investigations launched against him, Plenković said, “He resigned as the political secretary and as minister. The HDZ that I am leading is continuing on its way.”

More HDZ news can be found in the Politics section.


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