HDZ Decides on Candidates for European Elections

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ZAGREB, April 6, 2019 – The slate of the ruling Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) for the European Parliament elections is headed by Karlo Ressler, a 30-year-old party official who coordinated the preparation of the HDZ platform for the upcoming European elections and whom the HDZ Youth unanimously nominated for the list which was presented to the public on Friday evening.

The second place of the 12-candidate slate is occupied by a Croatian MEP, Dubravka Šuica,and she is followed by MP Tomislav Sokol, while one more HDZ MEP, Željana Zovko, ranks fourth and she is followed by two members of the national parliament, Sunčana Glavak and Marijana Balić.

The slate which also includes the heads of Šibenik-Knin and Brod-Posavina counties – Goran Pauk and Danijel Marušić, respectively, Transport Ministry state secretary Nikolina Brnjac, Osijek-Baranja County Development Agency head Stjepan Ribić, Split-Dalmatia County Port Authority head Domagoj Maroević, and assistant HDZ secretary-general Stjepan Adanić was unanimously adopted at meetings of the HDZ Presidency, National Council, and the Main Committee which considered the party’s platform for the EP elections called “Croatia for Generations”.

Presenting the slate at a news conference on late Friday evening, HDZ leader and Prime Minister Plenković said that the party platform for the upcoming elections had five planks that concentrate on a successful European Croatia, growth- and enterprise-friendly Europe, a Europe pursuing values of Democrat Christians and solidarity, a new generation Europe, and a safe and globally strong Europe.

Plenković expressed confidence in a convincing victory of his party in the elections which will be held on 26 May.

Recent projections released by the European Parliament show that the party is set to win six of the 12 seats, allotted to Croatia in the next European Parliament, (EP), while the opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP) can expect three seats and the Živi Zid, the GLAS-led Amsterdam Coalition and the MOST party can win one seat each.

More news about HDZ can be found in the Politics section.


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