SDP Supports Milanović’s Presidential Bid

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ZAGREB, July 7, 2019 – The main committee of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) on Saturday overwhelmingly supported Zoran Milanović as the party’s candidate for President of the Republic, with 70 votes in favour, one against and one abstention.

Milanović is the SDP’s presidential candidate and whether he will also be the candidate of some other party, he will have to agree that with them, the committee’s chairman Erik Fabijanić told the press after the meeting, explaining the meaning of the wording “support his candidacy”.

He could not say with how much money the SDP would support Milanović’s campaign, noting that this would be known when the election process and campaign fundraising began.

In addition to financial support, Milanović will also be able to count on the SDP’s full logistical support, Fabijanić said.

Responding to questions from the press, he said that Milanović’s platform was yet to be discussed. Asked if the main committee knew what they supported given that Milanović’s election programme had not been unveiled yet, Fabijanić said: “That’s why he only has our support for now.”

Fabijanić is widely seen as a critic of Zoran Milanović, as is SDP deputy leader Zlatko Komadina who did not attend the committee meeting.

SDP leader Davor Bernardić later unequivocally confirmed that Milanovic was the SDP’s presidential candidate.

Zoran Milanović on Saturday thanked the main committee of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for confirming him as the party’s candidate for President of the Republic, saying that he was counting on them in the fight for “Croatia to become a progressive, modern and open society.”

“You have decided, and I’m calling on others who share a vision of such a society to join in. Because if you choose me, even without any promises, Croatia will be a completely normal country,” Milanović wrote on his Facebook page.

More news about Zoran Milanović can be found in the Politics section.


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