Tonino Picula Heads SDP Slate for European Elections

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ZAGREB, March 17, 2019 – The Main Committee of the opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP) on Sunday adopted the party’s slate for European Parliament elections with 12 candidates led by incumbent MEP Tonino Picula.

The second candidate on the slate is another incumbent MEP, Biljana Borzan.

Debating the slate, a number of Main Committee members complained about the inclusion of non-party member Mirela Holy. She told reporters she had anticipated objections and criticisms. “I see it as part of party infighting.”

The Main Committee also endorsed the joining of Ivo Josipović’s Forward Croatia party to the SDP, which SDP president Davor Benardić called a “gathering of all progressive forces in society.”

“There’s no tolerant, open, progressive, just, modern Croatia without strong social democracy and a strong SDP,” he said, reiterating that they wanted Croatia and its citizens to be the equals of other European Union countries and citizens.

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


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