Petrov: Karamarko is a burden, HDZ should show if it's democratic party

Deputy Prime Minister and Bridge party president Bozo Petrov said on Saturday that Croatia was in a subordinate position today because of only one person, First Deputy PM Tomislav Karamarko, who he said was a burden and carried political responsibility, and called on Karamarko's HDZ (Croatian Democratic Union) to show if it was a democratic party.

Speaking to reporters in Metkovic, Petrov called on the HDZ, "a party which has 'democratic' in its name," to show that it was democratic "and not a pharaonic party in which one person decides what will happen with the state... I really hope the party knows what political responsibility means."

As for a parliamentary majority reshuffle Karamarko was talking about, Petrov said if Karamarko wanted to do that with Bridge, Bridge would never consent to it. "For us it has always been, Croatia in the heart and not Croatia in the pocket."

He said "it goes on the conscience of anyone who tries to save Karamarko in parliament like that."

Last update: Thu, 23/06/2016 - 15:40
Author: 

More from Croatia

Croatia to decide on its own whether to join sanctions against Dodik

Croatia will decide on its own whether to join in the US sanctions against Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik...

Erjavec insists on possible incidents if Croatia rejects border arbitration ruling

Slovenia-Croatia relations might be additionally strained over a ruling to be made by an international border...

EC recommends Croatia's gradual integration into Schengen Information System

The European Commission on Wednesday made a recommendation to the Council of the European Union to gradually...

Plenkovic: It's important for Croatia to postion itself in changed global circumstances

It is important how Croatia will position itself in 2017 against a background of the changed global circumstances,...

Islamic community Majlis in Rijeka marks 50th anniversary

The Majlis of the Islamic community in Rijeka earlier this month marked the 50th anniversary of its establishment...