In spite of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the HDZ held its intra-party elections on Sunday.
Following Sunday’s intra-election Andrej Plenković has secured another mandate to lead the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ). Plenković, who currently leads the HDZ-led coalition government, took 79% of the vote, ahead of challenger Miro Kovač with 21%.
The HDZ leader and his team also won the five remaining senior positions up for grabs at the poll. As such Plenković's deputy within the party will be current Veteran's Affairs Minister Tomo Medved, who won 71% of the vote to beat his challenger Ivan Penava (29%), while his four vice-presidents will be Oleg Butković, the current Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure Minister, Ivan Anušić, the current Osijek-Baranja County Prefect, the chair of the HDZ bench in parliament, Branko Bačić, and MP Zdravka Bušić.
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