Bridge reformist party chief Bozo Petrov said on Thursday after a failed attempt to constitute the new parliament, that responsibility cannot be shifted onto ten percent of parliamentary deputies, referring to the fact that in the 151-seat eighth legislature, this party currently has 15 deputies.
"In this situation, the entire responsibility cannot be shifted onto ten percent of parliamentary deputies. We can continue the negotiations (with the Social Democrats and the Croatian Democratic Union) but only in a scenario when both sides are in it. At this moment I would like to see them finally reach an agreement and let them elect their parliament speaker," Petrov said leaving the parliament building.
Asked what would happen if they fail to agree, Petrov responded that he could not answer that question. "Just as I did not want to make a public statement yesterday, because you cannot know how deputies will vote until the very last moment. I can only say what we would like to see and we would like to finally see a consensus, at least a temporary one, because the entire time we had been proposing a temporary consensus until the government is formed," he added.