The Prime Minister and President of the HDZ, Andrej Plenković, arrived on stage to the song Eye of the Tiger blasting out and thanked the waiting crowd for the "great result and the great victory of the HDZ".
“First of all, I would like to thank all Croatian citizens, all those who went to the polls and cast their votes. Today, this result of the HDZ is not only great, but also binding. We have had a difficult mandate full of temptations, and the challenges ahead may be even greater. These challenges require responsibility, experience and knowledge,” said Plenković.
He added that “This kind of voter support is a huge obligation and we will take care of it all for the next four years. Today, Croatia needs a government of modern sovereignty. In recent years, we have placed HDZ on the part of the political spectrum to which Dr. Franjo Tudjman left. I want to thank everyone who worked on the election strategy. This result gives us the right to be happy tonight, to relax a little, but from tomorrow at 9 we will continue to work for Croatia.”