Tomislav Karamarko to Run for HDZ President?

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ZAGREB, August 5, 2019 – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Davor Božinović said in Knin on Monday that Prime Minister and HDZ leader Andrej Plenković was not in any jeopardy after his predecessor Tomislav Karamarko announced that he was thinking about running for the post of HDZ president at the next party election.

Božinović believes that the prime minister is successfully leading the government, that he has successfully won the election and that he has consolidated the party both in terms of organisation and in terms of finances.

“As far as candidates and their desires are concerned, the HDZ (Croatian Democratic Union) is a democratic party. We all know who is who in the party and what their potential is,” Božinović said.

HDZ MP Miro Kovač, too, briefly commented on Karamarko’s possible candidacy for party president, saying that everyone had the right to talk about themselves.

Asked whether there were too many candidates from the HDZ’s right wing, Kovač said that he was not counting the candidates and that that was not his job.

“I’m following the situation but I’m not keeping records of who wants to be what in the HDZ. It is a democratic party, that’s what we fought for and everyone has the right to express their ambitions. That’s natural,” said Kovač.

Asked whether Karamarko is now his main rival, Kovac said that he doesn’t see any particular rivalry because he values everyone who wishes to assist the HDZ.

Former HDZ leader Tomislav Karamarko on Monday said that motivated by the poor situation in the party and its defeat in the May European parliamentary election, he was seriously considering the possibility of once again running for the post of HDZ president.

More HDZ news can be found in the Politics section.


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