The Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) Presidency unanimously decided to give Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic a vote of no confidence in parliament and nominate Zdravko Maric as the HDZ's prime minister designate, Maric, the incumbent finance minister, and Domagoj Milosevic, the party's secretary-general, said on Monday.
Milosevic said the HDZ would have 76 votes in (the 151-seat) parliament for Maric as the prime minister designate and that Oreskovic, since he no longer enjoyed the support of the HDZ lawmakers, should resign.
Maric said he told the HDZ Presidency he was honoured by the decision nominating him as prime minister designate.
I am aware of the moment we live and which our state is in, and we need political and financial stability, Maric said. It is in the interest of us all to put things in order and peace, he added.