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Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Tomislav Karamarko has stated that public administration must be overhauled, but this must be done in a gradual fashion, adding that hasty moves in this sector would cause an additional burden on the state budget.

"The reform of the public administration must be gradual. This means that the reduction of the number of employees in the state administration must be proportional to growth of the economy and the ability of the real sector to create jobs," Karamarko wrote on his Facebook account on Thursday.

We must not allow any rushed moves to create a new social pressure on the budget, he explained.

"For the reforms to be implemented, it is necessary to have comprehensive solutions. This means that we will not solve a problem by creating a new one."

The HDZ president wrote on his Facebook account that Prime Minister-Designate Tihomir Oreskovic would have final say in this matter.

"The future premier Oreskovic has studied the programme that we elaborated on the last three years in cooperation with the IFO institute, and is satisfied with the document. The programme will be a linchpin for a successful implementation of reforms. The most important people who will participate in the implementation of the programme in the fields of the economy, enterprise and finance will be a choice made by Mr. Oreskovic," Karamarko wrote, adding that it was fair for a reform-minded government.

This is what we have promised citizens, he added.

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