SDP, HNS, HSS say will be in Opposition after consultations with president

Representatives of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), the Croatian People's Party (HNS) and the Croatian Peasant Party (HSS) on Wednesday attended separate consultations at the Office of the President on support for a prime minister-designate.

Final election results Monday, consultations with president Tuesday

The State Electoral Commission (DIP) is expected to release on Monday the official results of the September 11 parliamentary election, which marks the start of a 20-day deadline within which the new, 9th parliament should be convened, and President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic is to start consultations with parliamentary parties on Tuesday.

SDP chief says Sabor should decide on dissolution right now

"The dissolution of parliament is beyond question. We only need a decision stating that parliament should be dissolved on 15 July. As of that date deadlines start running for calling an early election," Milanovic told the press after the consultation with the president.  

HNS chief says 82 signatures collected for parliament dissolution

Vrdoljak said that the consultations focused on the potential date of early election, adding that the HNS believes election should be held on September 4 or 11.

HDSSB, Hrid in favour of snap election; HSS, HSP AS, ex-Bridge MPs against

The HDSSB sees a stability factor in the president, Glavas said, adding that Grabar-Kitarovic had political responsibility regarding the direction Croatia would take in the coming weeks and months.

Consultations in President's Office start

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Friday started talks in her office with parliamentary deputies and groups after the parliament on Thursday voted no confidence in non-partisan Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic, whereby his cabinet was toppled.

HDZ chief believes deal between his party and Bridge still possible

"I hope, the statement we issued yesterday was fair and sincere. We do not believe in a tripartite government, we believe in a bipartite government,"

SDP, Bridge to ask president for more time to agree on PM-designate

"They are tough negotiators, but they are in such a position. We respect that and are continuing the talks," Milanovic told reporters.

President announces new consultations next week

"I also call on heads of state institutions, notably those in the security system, not to jeopardise safety of Croatian citizens and the Croatian state,"

IDS for SDP, Prgomet says grand coalition gov't utopian

After the consultations, Miletic told the press that he had informed the President that the three IDS deputies would support the SDP-led coalition.

Cacic, Vulin believe new election likeliest

After consultations on the future government with President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Monday morning, Cacic told the press that this round of talks was the same as on 26 November.

Minority MPs hold new round of consultations with President

"We give our support to the Croatia Is Growing coalition and Mr Milanovic as prime minister-designate," 

Petrina says will back SDP coalition because it's closer to majority

I have told the President that I will support those who have secured 75 seats, in the event that my vote is crucial. As for the prime minister-designate, we will see.

President to call inaugural parliament session for Dec 3

She also voiced her "concern about the fact that some newly-elected deputies informed me that they are exposed to threats and pressures, both political and institutional."

Milanovic says hasn't enough votes of support, talks with Bridge to continue

"Everything is clear for now; as a candidate for Prime Minister-Designate I have 66 signatures, which is not enough. We will see how many the others have.

President holds consultations with ethnic minorities' MPs

"The minorities are unanimous. Seven deputies of ethnic minorities share the position on preliminary support to Zoran Milanovic as the PM-Designate," Radin said.

President to begin consultations on PM-designate next week

"The President of the Republic will launch the process of consultations in line with the Constitution after she receives the official results of the parliamentary election from the DIP,"
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