Pensioners' and Labour parties against grand coalition

After the Croatian People's Party (HNS) on Tuesday dismissed the proposal by the Bridge reformist party to form a coalition government that would comprise Bridge and the coalitions led by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), the proposal was also dismissed by the leader of the Pensioners' Party (HSU), Silvano Hrelja and Croatian Labour Party chief Nansi Tireli, both members of the SDP-led coalition Croatia Is Growing.

"Based on my 12-year political experience, this combination is impossible, I cannot believe in the future of this project," Hrelja told Hina.

He added however he respected the people in Bridge, each of them has their own views and they must be enabled to make their choices in accordance with that. "They need to be given a chance, since Bridge will not make a choice on their behalf and instead is asking us to pull out of the race."

Tireli also rejected Bridge's proposal saying that the Labour Party did not want to enter a coalition with the HDZ.

Croatian People's Party (HNS) vice-president Ivan Vrdoljak said on the HNS's official Facebook account that such a coalition would be contrary to what voters wanted and that that would be like restoring a single-party system.

The SDP declined to comment on the HNS position, saying that the party's head committee would voice its opinion about Bridge's proposal at its session on Saturday.

Last update: Tue, 08/12/2015 - 16:33
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