HDZ Denies Plenković to Leave Croatia for Position in Brussels

By 7 June 2019

ZAGREB, June 7, 2019 - The ruling HDZ party's whip, Branko Bačić, said on Friday Andrej Plenković would complete his term as prime minister and remain the HDZ's president and prime minister also after the next parliamentary election.

Bačić was dismissing Hrast MP Hrvoje Zekanović's claim in parliament that Plenković would soon leave the office of prime minister and go to Brussels.

"Numerous opposition politicians in Croatia would like Andrej Plenković to go to Brussels to a high office in the European Union. I must disappoint them because Plenković will complete the term in Croatia and lead the HDZ to victory in the next parliamentary election," Bačić told reporters.

Addressing HDZ MPs earlier, Zekanović said they would soon have to elect a new party president.

"It's absurd that a man who entered parliament thanks to the HDZ's votes and who, had it not been for the HDZ, would never have had the chance to participate in debates in the Croatian parliament, is talking about this," Bačić said.

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