Ivica Puljak has been elected as the new leader of Centar, one of ALDE Party member parties in Croatia, following a vote of delegates during an online electoral assembly meeting.
Puljak, who was successfully elected earlier this year as the Mayor of the country’s second-largest city, was elected President of the party by large majority. In his speech, he spoke of the importance the local elections have for the party and Croatia as a whole:
“The trust given to us in local elections by citizens of the second largest city in Croatia is an indication that they want real changes,” he said speaking after his election.
“Everything we do and what we will do in Split is proof that these changes are really possible, but also that it slowly matures the moment when the whole Croatia will reject the rooted, worn-out political models. Centar will show that it has the power to be the carrier of the moment and such changes.”
“I will continue to be fully dedicated to the role of Mayor of Split, which I see as the capital of change, and as the party president, I will help others spread these changes throughout Croatia, at all levels,” he added.
MP Dalija Orešković will be the new political secretary of the party while Marin Račić, representative of Centar in the City Council of Rijeka, and political scientist Lana Pavić were elected as vice presidents.
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