SDP Spends Most on European Election Campaign

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ZAGREB, May 20, 2019 – The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has so far spent 2.6 million kuna on campaigning for the European Parliament elections. the ruling Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) has spent 1.5 million kuna and the Amsterdam Coalition slightly below 1.2 million kuna, the State Electoral Commission said on its website on Monday.

The maximum amount of campaign spending permitted by law is 4 million kuna.

The Work and Solidarity Party of Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandić has so far spent 960,000 kuna, the Croatian People’s Party (HNS) 688,000, MOST 653,000, the Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS) 554,000, Živi Zid 316,000, the Reformists 309,000, Pametno 208,000, Independents for Croatia 75,000, We Can! 52,500, SNAGA 42,000, START 27,000 and Croatian Sovereignists 19,500.

Two independent slates, led by Marijana Petir and Mislav Kolakušić, have spent 47,000 kuna and 21,000 kuna respectively.

The HDZ has not received any donations, the SDP has received 26,000 kuna, MOST 21,000 kuna, Živi Zid 20,500 kuna and Bandić’s slate 520,000 kuna.

A total of 33 slates, including 31 party slates and two independent slates, and 396 candidates will be vying for 12 Croatian seats in the European Parliament in the May 26 elections.

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


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