Hasanbegovic: Pupovac won't be choosing personnel in new gov't

Culture Minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic on Thursday said that Vice President of the Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS) Milorad Pupovac won't be choosing personnel in the new government and that that would be done by Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic with a firm parliamentary majority with or without the three SDSS deputies.

"Pupovac won't be choosing the personnel in the next government. HDZ president Andrej Plenkovic will have a firm parliamentary majority with or without Pupovac's three seats," Hasanbegovic told Hina in response to a statement earlier by Pupovac.

In an interview with the N1 private broadcaster, Pupovac announced the possibility of minority MPs participating in creating a ruling majority, but added that his party would certainly not support a government that would include Zlatko Hasanbegovic.

Hasanbegovic believes the Pupovac has a legitimate right to express his political demands and that by the same token it was legitimate not to accept them.

"Pupovac is the vice president of the SDSS and not the president of either the HDZ or the Bridge party," Hasanbegovic said.

Asked to comment on claims by Pupovac that Hasanbegovic supported revisionist attitudes, Minister Hasanbegovic said that this was worn-out defamation that is completely unfounded with regard to any of his attitude, statement or act as a minister.

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The vice-president of the Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS), Milorad Pupovac, told the N1 television on Thursday that representatives of ethnic minorities could participate in the majority to be formed in the new parliament, but noted that his party would definitely not support a government in which Zlatko Hasanbegovic would sit.

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