Majority in gov't back Karamarko, Bridge ministers against

Croatia's government led by Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic on Friday decided not to endorse a motion filed by the Opposition on a no-confidence vote in First Deputy Prime Minister and Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Tomislav Karamarko.

According to a press release from the government, the motion was rejected in its entirety at a conference call.

According to unofficial reports, six ministers representing the Bridge party voted against the government's conclusion to reject the said motion.

Bridge leader and Deputy Prime Minister Bozo Petrov announced on Thursday that Bridge would vote for Karamarko's impeachment, as requested by the Opposition following a scandal involving close business relations between Karamarko's wife and MOL's lobbyist Josip Petrovic against a backdrop of the arbitration processes between MOL and Croatia over INA.

The item on Karamarko's removal from the government is likely to be on the parliament's agenda in mid-June.

Last update: Fri, 27/05/2016 - 18:28

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