Zagreb mayor's coalition presents election platform

The Coalition for the Prime Minister presented its election platform in Knin on Wednesday, saying it consisted of five foundations for success, ten main guidelines and ten key decisions.

Presenting the platform, Labour and Solidarity Party president and Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic said the five priorities in Croatia were affirming know-how and competence, affirming work, affirming the family and a demographic revival, solidarity, and unity.

Reformist People's Party president Radimir Cacic underlined the importance of decentralising the country. He said public administration was too costly and inefficient, and that this coalition was for depoliticising public companies and establishing a guarantee fund to support every investment.

New Wave Party of Development president Ljubo Jurcic said that preserving nature and quality living were crucial for long term development. He said the coalition's platform envisaged free health care and free education, and that a state's biggest capital was a successful government, of which Bandic would be prime minister.

Pensioners Together Block president Milivoj Spika said the coalition would fight against raising the retirement age to 67 before 2038, a deadline set by the European Union. He said pensions should be indexed either to GDP growth, salary growth or cost of living growth.

Croatian Peasant Party Stjepan Radic president Jurica Soic accused the previous governments for the emigration from rural areas. He announced a rigorous control of imported goods and focusing on farmers.

Last update: Wed, 10/08/2016 - 17:56

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