Karamarko re-activates his term as MP

The parliament's Credentials and Privileges Commission on Friday unanimously supported a request to re-activate the term of Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Tomislav Karamarko as a member of Parliament.

On Wednesday Karamarko was relieved of his duties as First Deputy Prime Minister in the Tihomir Oreskovic government at his own request and the government was toppled on Thursday.

Since he tendered his resignation, under the Act on State Officials' Entitlements and Obligations, Karamarko would not be able to exercise rights that belong to state officials upon the expiry of their term.

However, he is an elected member of Parliament and if his term as a government official ends, he has the right to re-activate his previously deactivated term as a member of Parliament.

The Commission's decision is still to be confirmed by the parliament.

Speaking to reporters after consultations at the President's Office today, Karamarko said that he had told President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic that his HDZ party had a good candidate for Prime Minister-designate, that it would support him and that in the next eight days it would try to reverse the current situation in which 82 members of Parliament were in favour of parliament dissolution and continue negotiations on a parliamentary reshuffle with those MPs with whom negotiations had been launched.

Last update: Thu, 23/06/2016 - 15:40
Author: 

More from Croatia

Croatia to decide on its own whether to join sanctions against Dodik

Croatia will decide on its own whether to join in the US sanctions against Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik...

Erjavec insists on possible incidents if Croatia rejects border arbitration ruling

Slovenia-Croatia relations might be additionally strained over a ruling to be made by an international border...

EC recommends Croatia's gradual integration into Schengen Information System

The European Commission on Wednesday made a recommendation to the Council of the European Union to gradually...

Plenkovic: It's important for Croatia to postion itself in changed global circumstances

It is important how Croatia will position itself in 2017 against a background of the changed global circumstances,...

Islamic community Majlis in Rijeka marks 50th anniversary

The Majlis of the Islamic community in Rijeka earlier this month marked the 50th anniversary of its establishment...