Bridge party hasn't backed either coalition for forming new govt.

The Bridge party informed President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Thursday that at this moment it did not back either the HDZ-led or the SDP-led coalition to form the new government, Bridge leader Bozo Petrov said.

He told reporters that Bridge had 16 votes at the moment and that a decision on the other two seats in parliament would be made by Sunday.

"We expect both sides to respond to what has been negotiated at the expert level so far, and then to our demands, which will be submitted very soon. I hope both sides will accept them so that we can sit at the table together," Petrov said.

He reiterated that Bridge was not committed either towards the HDZ's right or the SDP's left coalition at the moment. "We have our demands for reforms, a government of experts, and unity."

Petrov voiced confidence that, because of the situation in the country, a consensus would be reached on his party's demands. "I expect both sides to recognise that... I expect sufficient reason and wisdom, so that we can sit at the table together."

Speaking to the press earlier after a Bridge National Council meeting, Bridge member Ivan Kovacic said the party was "whole" and that it would continue to insist on a reform government.

He announced Bridge would convene over the weekend.

Last update: Thu, 26/11/2015 - 19:30


More from Croatia

Dalic presents gov't action plan to Zadar entrepreneurs

The government's action plan to relieve enterprises of red tape introduces more than a hundred measures designed to...

EBRD seeks consultant to improve governance of Croatian state-owned enterprises

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has invited expressions of interest in the provision of...

Eurostat: Croatia's public debt down for third consecutive quarter

Croatia's public debt at the end of September 2016 was HRK 289.1 billion, 1.2 billion less than at the end of...

Croatia's registered unemployment rate rises to 14.8% in Dec 2016

The registered unemployment rate in Croatia rose to 14.8% in December 2016, increasing for the third month in a row...

Croatia presents investment opportunities to Alibaba

Representatives of the Chinese online company Alibaba are considering the Zadar area in Croatia as a location for...