Last weekend, Ivica Puljak became the first-ever mayor of Split to have won re-election. In a stunning victory, Puljak won by a landslide, taking 66% of the vote on Sunday. His party, Centar - also an ALDE Party member - won eight seats more in the city council, compared to previous elections.
During his victory speech, Puljak emphasized Split’s position as Croatia’s second-largest city, saying he would be “the mayor of all the citizens of Split”.
“The citizens of Split who elected us sent a clear message, that of a direction in which all citizens are equal and have the same chances, that this is the direction in which they want us to build Split in the next three years,” he added.
“Puljak's re-election shows that liberals and centrists are also delivering at the local level. It is a tremendous vote of confidence from the citizens of that great city. Slowly but surely, liberals will govern Croatia,” stated ALDE co-President, Ilhan Kyuchyuk MEP.
Photo credit: Ivika Puljak