HDZ leader: Bridge's terms interesting, but let's wait for elections to be over

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic said in Sibenik on Saturday that the terms for cooperation with the HDZ and the Social Democratic Party (SDP) the Bridge party made public earlier in the day were "interesting" but that one should wait for the elections to be over.

"Let us first achieve a result, and after the elections we will negotiate with parties that are similar to us," said Plenkovic.

Asked if he supported Bridge's demand on the reduction of MPs' salaries, Plenkovic said that he did not want to trivialise the work of state institutions.

Speaking about the financing of the election campaign, he said that so far his party had spent HRK 2.9 million.

Asked to comment on the suggestion by the Croatian Generals Association, an association of retired generals of the 1991-95 Homeland War, that voters should vote for parties that advocate keeping the country's current structure based on counties and not for those that were in favour of introducing a territorial structure based on regions, Plenkovic said that he agreed with that.

He added that the HDZ wanted fiscal and functional decentralisation of the country as well as a precise division of powers between counties and state administration offices.

Commenting on criticism from SDP leader Zoran Milanovic, Plenkovic said that Milanovic was obviously still not aware of the aspect of transformation that he had brought to the HDZ and that, he said, he would also bring to Croatia.

Last update: Sat, 03/09/2016 - 20:44
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