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Deputy leader of the Independent Serbian Democratic Party (SDSS) Milorad Pupovac on Wednesday said that the next round of negotiations between elected representatives of ethnic minorities and the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) would continue on Thursday.

We considered the resumption of the negotiations tomorrow, Pupovac told reporters outside HDZ headquarters.

The meeting with Andrej Plenkovic is the result of mutual interest, above all of  HDZ leader (Plenkovic) in the continuation of the talks, the Croatian Serb leader added.

Asked what the conditions were set by his party to support Plenkovic as prime minister-designate with their signatures, Pupovac said all was well-known. "We will just continue what we have already discussed and what we have documents for, as we stopped half-way due to the lack of time," he said.

Pupovac explained that minority MPs would meet individually with HDZ senior officials including SDSS delegates.

Asked whether he would sign his support for Plenkovic on Thursday or Friday, Pupovac said that he didn't expect any complications in the negotiations and that they could be completed relatively quickly.

"Monday is far enough for us to do that," he added.

The negotiations between the HDZ and eight elected representatives of ethnic minorities on the next Croatian government, due to have been held on September 27, were postponed until the HDZ and the Bridge reformist party hammered out an agreement on the new cabinet's agenda.

In the meantime, all the minority MPs confirmed that their individual talks with the HDZ were ongoing,

On September 22, the eight elected deputies of ethnic minorities harmonised views on items in a joint platform regulating the exercise of fundamental minority rights and those points are to be incorporated in the agenda of the new government for its four-year term.

 

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