Reiner: Election probably in the autumn but there's plenty of time till then

Parliament Speaker Zeljko Reiner said on Friday that if a new parliamentary election was held, it would probably be in the autumn, stressing that there was plenty of time until then and that perhaps an election would not be held and a stable parliamentary majority would be formed because, he underscored, the question was whether the government would be stable after a new election. 

"Parliament is sitting on Monday. We will certainly put that (the motion for the dissolution of parliament) on the agenda. The Standing Orders and law do not specify that matter. Theoretically, I could drag it out until the end of the (parliament's) term, but I won't do that because I am aware of the graveness of the situation. Parliament will go into recess on July 15," Reiner told reporters in the Croatian Democratic Union's (HDZ) central office.

He said that "the parliament certainly won't sit after that (the dissolution). It's more than likely that nothing will happen before then nor after that because that would go against the Constitution."

HDZ secretary-general Domagoj Ivan Milosevic said that the "Constitution is clear and democracy rests on the law. We are taking one step at a time and are staying cool-headed. If the reshuffle doesn't succeed, we'll go to an election."

Milosevic said that he hoped the public "will recognise that this side isn't made up of those seeking positions but that we assessed that the government was dysfunctional and decided on that move. A reshuffle may or may not occur in the next few days."

Last update: Tue, 28/06/2016 - 17:52

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