ZAGREB, November 9, 2019 – Former HDZ leader Tomislav Karamarko on Saturday posted a message on his Facebook wall indicating that he could run again for party president in elections to be held in the spring of 2020.
At the end of a lengthy post on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the former HDZ leader says: “P.S. As far as I’m concerned, I continue destroying ‘the antifascist defence wall’. See you at party elections!”
Judging by statements they have given so far, other possible rivals to HDZ leader Andrej Plenković at the party elections are MPs Miro Kovač and Davor Ivo Stier and Vukovar Mayor Ivan Penava.
Prime Minister and HDZ leader Andrej Plenković said on Saturday that any HDZ member could take part in party elections, thus commenting on a Facebook post by former HDZ leader Tomislav Karamarko indicating that he, too, could join in the race for the new party president.
“We have a different matter on the agenda now – presidential elections. Party elections will be held when the time comes,” Plenković said in Varaždin after a session of the government’s Council for Croats Abroad.
Asked by reporters about antifascism in Croatia, Plenković said that his position was evident from the parliamentary debate on the bill on holidays.
“There are some fundamental values on which modern and free Croatia was built… and those values are also contained in the HDZ’s statute and platform. We support it,” he said.
Asked what he expected of today’s presentation of Social Democratic Party presidential candidate Zoran Milanović’s platform, Plenković said briefly “I expect Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović to win.”
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