Leaders of MOST, an independent slate for the parliamentary election, said at an election rally in Dubrovnik on Wednesday that MOST ("Bridge") would win more than ten seats in the next parliament, while opinion polls indicate that this non-parliamentary party can count on up to ten seats.
Addressing the rally, Drago Prgomet, who tops the party's slate for Constituency No. 1, said that post-election cooperation with the two strongest political parties -- the ruling Social Democratic party and the strongest Opposition party, the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) -- would hinge on their readiness to carry out reforms, primarily the overhaul of public administration and local self-government.
Prgomet said MOST was in favour of slashing the number of cities, towns and municipalities by a third and that the number of counties should be reduced from the present 21 to seven.
He warned that currently there were 14,000 "career politicians" in Croatia.
"Public administration reform does not mean firing staff, this is a process that will go on, and for instance, in Denmark and Slovakia such reforms have taken four to six years," he added.
Candidate Ivan Lovrinovic said that the solution for Swiss franc-pegged loans would be revocation of the foreign currency clause.