Meeting on PM-Designate ends inconclusively

Friday evening's meeting on the future Prime Minister-Designate, held by the leaders of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the Bridge reformist party, the three blocs that secured the highest number of parliamentary seats in the November 8 election, ended inconclusively, with Bridge President Bozo Petrov saying that he expects a clearer situation in the next 24 hours.

After the latest round of the talks on the formation of a new cabinet, the HDZ and the SDP leaders, Tomislav Karamarko and Zoran Milanovic, made no statements, and Petrov explained that they had agreed that only he would address the press.

Petrov described the atmosphere during the two-hour talks in Zagreb as positive, and said he expected "the things to unravel in the next 24 hours".

The negotiations on possible candidates for the next premier will resume on Saturday.

Earlier on Friday, the delegations of the three sides held talks on reforms they may implement if a tripartite government is formed, as proposed by Bridge.

Last update: Fri, 18/12/2015 - 21:45

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