President's Office: Milanovic didn't show signatures of support for him as PM-designate

The Office of the President on Friday dismissed the statement by Zoran Milanovic, leader of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the centre-left Croatia Is Growing coalition, that at his consultations with the president on Thursday he had shown the president 66 signatures of support for him as prime minister-designate.

"Zoran Milanovic at no time showed those signatures to the President of the Republic," the spokesman for the Office of the President, Luka Djuric, told Hina.

At a news conference in the SDP offices on Friday, Milanovic said, among other things, that he was confident of the support of 66 elected members of Parliament for him as prime minister-designate. "However, it means nothing until I have 76 signatures (of support), and I showed that to the president yesterday," said Milanovic.

Last update: Fri, 27/11/2015 - 17:02

More from Croatia

Defence ministry's 2017 procurement outlays to reach EUR 226 mln

The Defence Ministry presented its procurement plan for 2017 worth HRK 1.7 billion of which HRK 470 million will be...

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,...