Members of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) political party will today lay wreaths and light candles at the grave site of the first Croatian President, the late Franjo Tuđman.
A mass will be held in Tuđman’s honour as the 13th anniversary of his death is marked. A tribute to the first President of Croatia will be lead also by a delegation of the Croatian Peasant Party (HSS) and by Zagreb’s Mayor Milan Bandic.
Tuđman became President in 1990 as HDZ won the first post-communist party elections and a year later he proclaimed Croatian independence. He remained in power until his death on 10 December 1999 at the age of 77.