The Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said in Mostar on Saturday that Croatia would continue strongly supporting Bosnia and Herzegovina on its European journey, which also includes making it possible for the Croats to have the equal status as the other two constitutional peoples.
“We as the party (the Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ) and as the government strongly support Bosnia and Herzegovina’s European journey. We know that the HDZ BiH plays a prominent role in that, ” Plenković told reporters in the southern city of Mostar ahead of the HDZ BiH’s election convention.
According to Plenković’s explanation, this support can be seen in the HDZ decision to nominate Željana Zovko, a native of Mostar, as one of the 12 HDZ candidates for the forthcoming European Parliament elections.
Zovko is one of the 11 Croatian deputies in the incumbent 751-seat European Parliament, and succeeded Plenković to this post after he became the Prime Minister of Croatia, Hina reports.
After the meeting, the incumbent president of Croat Democratic Union of BiH (HDZ BiH) Dragan Covic has been reelected president of the party at the 13th election and reporting assembly of HDZ BiH, which was held in Mostar on Saturday.
Covic won with 481 votes out of 486.