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Italian minority MP Furio Radin and Hungarian minority MP Sandor Juhas said in Pula on Thursday that if re-elected in the September 11 polls, they would present their platforms and see if the new government accepted them.

Speaking to the press, Radin said their platforms were the same as for the previous election but that the outgoing government "would not even look at them, and if the next government does not accept them, we will remain in the opposition."

"I want to be perfectly clear and say that if the next government includes ministers which share Culture Minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic's ideological views, it certainly won't have my vote if I'm re-elected," Radin said.

Juhas said his platform focused on the exercise of national minority rights, and called on leaders of all parties running in the early parliamentary election to leave national minority MPs alone because "we don't want them to treat national minorities as something in a supermarket which they will use for their party goals."

"Our goal is to strengthen the minority corps so that national minorities can be more united in the future. We want to negotiate based on our platform principles, and if they don't accept that, we will be in the opposition again," Juhas said.

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