Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic, commenting on criticism from Bridge leader Bozo Petrov that the two largest parties, the HDZ and the Social Democratic Party (SDP), were ignoring calls by Bridge to declare their position on its terms for post-election cooperation, said in Pula on Tuesday that it was yet to be seen how parties and coalitions would fare in the September 11 election.
Plenkovic said that "it is good, natural and normal" that a prime minister should be a person with political legitimacy and authority and electoral legitimacy. "That's the principle I will adhere to. As for cooperation with Bridge, I say once again that all misunderstandings that existed between the former leadership (of the HDZ) and Bridge are history for me. I am yet to fill an empty page of cooperation with Bridge and I am ready for that, but let's see how many seats each party wins and in what position they will be after the election," he added.
European Parliament Vice-President Antonio Tajani arrived in Pula to express his support for Plenkovic. He said that Plenkovic was an experienced politician and well respected in Europe, which he added was very important for Croatia and its economic progress.