HDZ chief says it's imperative to form parl. majority

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Tomislav Karamarko said on Tuesday that no new consultations would be held with the Bridge party and that it was imperative to form a majority in the new 151-seat parliament.

Asked by the press outside the HDZ main offices about the further course of negotiations with Bridge, Karamarko said that the talks would not be held with Bridge today.

The HDZ is preparing an initiative to be presented to the Bridge reformist party and Karamarko described the initiative as "good and a possible solution in the present circumstances".

This will be on the agenda of the HDZ presidency, according to Karamarko.

The HDZ chief seemed disinclined to a new parliamentary election, explaining that his party would do all it could to solve the current situation and "save some 120 million kuna", which is an estimated cost of a new parliamentary vote.

Karamarko believes that procrastination, with Zoran Milanovic as the caretaker prime minister, "is counter-productive for the interests of the Croatian people".

Last update: Tue, 08/12/2015 - 12:51

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