Elections in the Croatian Democratic Union

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Since its founding in 1989, elections within the Croatian Democratic Union were held numerous times.

2002 leadership election

The Croatian Democratic Union controversial 2002 leadership election was held on 21 April 2002. Besides the incumbent party leader and former Prime Minister Ivo Sanader, two other candidates were running: Ivić Pašalić, former advisor of Croatian President Tuđman and Maja Freundlich, journalist and vice-president of CDU.

Ivo Sanader won the elections with 51 percent of the votes, Ivić Pašalić finished second with 47 percent of votes, and Maja Freundlich was last, with 2 percent.

2012 leadership election

The Croatian Democratic Union 2012 leadership election was held on 20 and 21 May 2012 after the party's defeat in the 2011 general election. Besides the incumbent party leader and former Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor, four other candidates were running: Milan Kujundžić, former Minister of Health Darko Milinović, former Minister of the Interior Tomislav Karamarko and former Deputy Prime Minister Domagoj Ivan Milošević.[1] Karamarko won in the second ballot with 971 delegate votes.[2]

Results

Candidates First round Runoff
Candidate Votes % Votes %
Tomislav Karamarko 848 40.5 971 53
Milan Kujundžić 523 26.2 860 47
Jadranka Kosor 357 17.9
Darko Milinović 169 8.5
Domagoj Ivan Milošević 98 4.9
Delegate votes: 1995 100 1831 100
Source: Official results

2016 leadership election

Next Croatian Democratic Union leadership elections are going to be held in April/May 2016. Beside the incumbent party leader and current Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Karamarko, two other candidates expressed intentions in running for president's position: Ivica Jurjević, president of HDZ Founders' Club "Dr. Franjo Tuđman" and Vinko Vukadin, media advisor of HDZ.

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