Podolnjak: Bridge supports Oreskovic gov't, parliament's dissolution possible if gov't given vote of no confidence

Deputy Parliament Speaker and Bridge member of Parliament Robert Podolnjak said on Monday that Bridge supported the government led by Tihomir Oreskovic and would not take party in any government reshuffles and that it would sign a motion for the dissolution of the parliament only if the parliament voted no confidence in the government.

"We have made our political position clear and at this moment we support Mr Oreskovic's government. We will give him a vote of confidence, that is Bridge's position at the moment. If we do not manage to defend Mr Oreskovic and the government, we will take a new position," Podolnjak told reporters during a visit to Varazdin.

Bridge currently does not want to participate in any government reshuffles or support any other government make-up and will rather opt for an early election, said Podolnjak.

Asked if Bridge MPs would sign the opposition SDP party's motion for the parliament's dissolution, Podolnjak said that a debate on confidence in the government had to be held first, after which other options would be discussed.

A debate and a possible decision on signing the motion for the parliament's dissolution are possible only if the parliament votes no confidence in the government, said Podolnjak.

Asked how many votes Bridge could count on in the parliament, Podolnjak said that they had 12 votes.

Agriculture Minister Davor Romic (Bridge), who was also visiting Varazdin County, said he absolutely supported all decisions by the Bridge party regarding the current political situation.

Last update: Mon, 13/06/2016 - 15:10

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