The Presidency of the Croatian Peasant Party (HSS) decided on Monday to postpone the party's main electoral convention scheduled for October 22 until further notice in order to also enable recently suspended party members, against whom intra-party procedures have been launched over political responsibility, to compete for party posts.
"As a democratic party, the HSS wants to make it possible for all members to submit candidacies for any of the party posts. Since a wrong impression has been created in public that individual party members have been prevented from competing in party elections, it has been decided that the election process in the HSS should be organised after all procedures launched over the issue of political responsibility are finalised, within deadlines defined by the party statute," the HSS said in a statement.
The HSS Presidency this past Saturday appointed a commission to conduct procedures against ten suspended HSS members, including member of the European Parliament Marijana Petir and Koprivnica-Krizevci County head Darko Koren, over their political responsibility for the obstruction of the party's work in the September 11 early parliamentary election.
Petir and Koren have said that they want to run for HSS leader.