The Human Shield party on Thursday said that Prime Minister-Designate Tihomir Oreskovic does not have any moral or political right for that office because no one voted for him, claiming that his nomination has "turned off the light on democracy in Croatia," and ironically congratulating Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on "successfully acquiring Croatia."
"What is the point of democratic order, democratic institutions and a democratic process if at the end of that process we gain a candidate who was not elected democratically," a press release from the party said.
Oreskovic will be an imposed prime minister, Croatia will gain the status of a colony and the parties politically supporting him have betrayed voters, which will further undermine the trust of the impoverished and disappointed voters in institutions and the the democratic process, the party said.
Human Shield expects Oreskovic to continue with austerity policies and the privatisation of public goods and to reduce citizens' rights. "We knew that our country was being run from outside our borders, but we did not expect that influence to be finally embodied in the form of the prime minister," the press release said.