Following a crushing defeat at the recent parliamentary elections, SDP leader Davor Bernardić stepped down and vowed he would not run for party leader at the next intra-party elections.
In ten days' time the deadline to submit candidacies for the upcoming intra-party elections in the SDP begins. Currently only Peđa Grbin has announced his intention to run for party president. However, Krapina-Zagorje County Prefect Željko Kolar appears to be considering a run for party leader.
"As I've said, I am considering a run, because the situation in the SDP reminds of four years ago, and the conflict and lack of cooperation between the SDP bench in parliament and the party president. In my opinion the most important thing is to secure the party, we need a new beginning. Because we can't be thinking about governing Croatia in four years’ time, when our party is currently in ruins."
With the situation in the largest opposition party already in chaos, a new issue has come to light. According to the final report on campaign spending for the recent parliamentary elections, published by the State Election Commission, the SDP is in the red by some 2.2 million Kuna. Here's what Grbin had to say about the report.
"Wherever you look in the SDP, there is a problem, and the same is true for our finances. The problem lies with those who have until now occupied positions in the party leadership, the ones I call the architects of defeat, and who brought us to our knees, and are currently handing positions in parliament."
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