SDP Candidate Filipović Winner of Runoff for Rijeka Mayor

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With ballots from 94% of polling stations counted, the candidate of the SDP-HSU-IDS-HSS coalition won about 55% of the vote, while his opponent, independent candidate Davor Štimac, received 45%.

Filipović expressed his satisfaction with the results and said that “Rijeka has proved that social democracy lives in Rijeka, that it has lived and that it will live for the next four years”.

Asked whether he offered any changes compared to his predecessor, he said that “this is definitely a change”.

“I am Marko Filipović, I thank Vojko Obersnel for 21 years of defending social democratic values in Rijeka.”

He said that among the first projects to be implemented include the construction of two new kindergartens, 1,000 new flats and opening Rijeka towards the sea.

Asked about forming a majority in the city council, he said that talks were under way and that he was sure a majority would be formed in the coming weeks.

He thanked everyone who voted and congratulated his opponent on his result.

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