Candidate for SDP chief comments on HSS's support to Plenkovic

Social Democratic Party (SDP) member of Parliament Orsat Miljenic said on Wednesday that the decision of the Croatian Peasant Party (HSS), the SDP's partner in the People's Coalition in the recent early parliamentary election, to support Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic as prime minister-designate was a betrayal of voters.

"Each party works for itself. At this moment, it is unclear who is in power and who is in the opposition. This is the HSS's internal matter but no one has the right to cheat voters," said Miljenic.

He recalled that the HSS was part of the SDP-led People's Coalition in the recent election and that votes that helped the HSS enter the parliament were actually votes of the People's Coalition.

"That is something the HSS will have to explain to its voters," Miljenic said.

He said that the SDP would be "a true Opposition to the HDZ and its satellites, both old and new ones" and that it would not allow the country to take the course that was already visible, "one where those who have more can do anything and those who have little can't do anything."

Miljenic also said that the HSS's move showed that the SDP should be more careful when choosing coalition partners and deciding whether to form any coalitions at all.

"Naturally, that is not a decision that should be made today or by a single person, but something that we will have to discuss," said Miljenic, who recently announced that he would run for the post of SDP leader.

Miljenic today also said that the head of his campaign would be former Finance Minister Boris Lalovac.

Last update: Wed, 21/09/2016 - 13:40
Author: 

Related

Plenkovic regrets HSS's decision

Croatia

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 13:44

SDP leader welcomes HSS's decision

Croatia

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 14:29

Plenkovic: New gov't to be backed by over 80 MPs

Croatia

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 14:23

More from Croatia

Stier: Cyber-attack may have come from east, unrelated to PM's Ukraine visit

Foreign Minister Davor Ivo Stier said on Saturday that no strategic piece of information was compromised in a cyber-...

Subspace hostel with space pods opens in Zagreb

As of December 1, Zagreb has a new tourist attraction, the futuristic Subspace hostel, the first in the European...

Remaining Kiowa Warrior helicopters for Croatian army delivered

Eleven OH-58D Kiowa Warrior military helicopters were delivered to the Croatian Air Force base in Zemunik on...

Croatia needs change and SDP must start it, says opposition leader

Newly elected Social Democratic Party (SDP) president Davor Bernardic said in Zagreb on Saturday that Croatia needed...

Minister says buying controlling interest in INA worth the challenge

State property Minister Goran Maric said in an interview with the Jutarnji List daily on Saturday that the INA oil...