HDZ says SDP's refusal of Bridge's proposal as expected

After the main committee of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) on Saturday refused the possibility of forming a tripartite alliance with the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and the Bridge party as unfeasible, the HDZ issued a statement saying that it had expected "the anti-reform-minded SDP to turn Bridge's proposal down because Zoran Milanovic has been trying this whole past week to carry out a creeping coup d'etat."

"... Milanovic has been trying to form a parliamentary majority by force and prevent at all cost the victorious reform-minded forces from forming a new government," the party said in a statement signed by spokesman Ivan Jabuka.

Earlier in the day the SDP main committee unanimously assessed the possibility of forming a tripartite alliance with the HDZ and the Bridge party as unfeasible and once again supported Milanovic as Prime Minister-designate.

"We must say this publicly, we cannot (enter into a coalition) with the HDZ the way it is today," said Milanovic, describing the idea of a non-partisan prime minister as bad.

Last update: Sat, 12/12/2015 - 17:38

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