Bridge leader Bozo Petrov said on Friday the party was not for a new election but that it could not back old models of conduct, voicing confidence that First Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Karamarko would assume responsibility and the ruling Patriotic Coalition nominate a new candidate to replace him.
"We are not for a new election, but can't assume the role in which we should back the old model of conduct and choosing the lesser damage. We can't make that choice because we would betray our principles, on which there can be no compromise," Petrov told a news conference.
"I believe Karamarko will assume responsibility and that the Patriotic Coalition will nominate a new candidate for the (first) deputy prime minister," he said, adding that he wanted stability. "Our goal is to stabilise the government but also set new standards in politics."