HNS to Run for European Parliament without Coalition Partners

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ZAGREB, February 3, 2019 – The leadership of the Croatian People’s Party (HNS) on Saturday decided that this parliamentary party would run in the European Parliament elections, set for May, on its own and the slate will be headed by Matija Posavec, the prefect of the northern county of Međimurje.

Addressing the meeting of the HNS main committee, Posavec said that the current state of affairs in Croatia required a new approach to the politics, and the HNS slate for the EP elections would not include the incumbent party leadership.

The HNS list will consist of young members who have earned a good reputation working actively in their communities, he explained. Those will be candidates who have already made concrete decisions, while serving as officials in municipalities, towns or counties’ authorities, for better living standards of their fellow citizens, Posavec said.

“I would like to offer to Croatia Međimurje’s model of development which could be defined in a few words: a lot of hard work, a bounty of understanding and tolerance and no ideology.”

Elections to the European Parliament are held every five years. The citizens of the EU member states elect their representatives to the European Parliament by direct public ballot.

In the coming weeks, the full slate of 12 HNS candidates will be presented.

More news on the European Parliament elections can be found in the Politics section.

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