Kreso Beljak, the president of the Croatian Peasant Party (HSS), which ran together with Zoran Milanovic's People's Coalition and won five seats in parliament in Sunday's early election, told Hina on Tuesday that his party most definitely would not be part of the future government, because the voters said so, adding that Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) chief Andrej Plenkovic had not contacted them regarding possible cooperation.
Asked if Plenkovic had contacted him in that regard, Beljak said he had not, adding that he had publicly congratulated the HDZ on the election victory. The HSS will be in the Opposition, Beljak said.
"We respect the legitimacy of the parties that won the election and those are the HDZ and the Bridge party. We wish them best of luck and we hope they will reach an agreement soon and start working as soon as possible," the HSS chief said.