Petrov: Karamarko's resignation comes too late

Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister and Bridge party leader Bozo Petrov said on Tuesday, in a comment on Tomislav Karamarko's resignation as HDZ chief, that his resignation came too late, that "one man does not make a party" and that both the SDP party and the HDZ "need structural changes."

"One man doesn't make a party," Petrov told reporters outside the government headquarters when asked to comment on Karamarko's resignation, adding that it had been expected. "Unfortunately, it comes too late," he added.

Asked about possible future cooperation between Bridge and the HDZ, Petrov said that talk about cooperation with any party was unnecessary "because elections are coming."

"In my opinion, one man does not make a party. I would say that both the SDP and the HDZ need real structural changes, and that goes not only for one person but for all who have been making decisions in the past 20 years," said Petrov.

He would not comment as to who should be elected to lead the HDZ.

"I have no right to influence processes in another party. One should only ask the question of what Croatian citizens would consider as desirable or good. We need a democratic SDP and a democratic HDZ, that's the heart of the matter. And I believe that members of other parties do not have the right to affect processes in the two parties or the selection of their members."

Last update: Tue, 21/06/2016 - 16:29

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