IDS official rules out possibility of cooperation with right camp

Asked if cooperation with the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) as the relative election winner was an option for his party, the secretary-general of the Istrian Democratic Party (IDS), Giovanni Sponza, said on Tuesday that cooperation with the right political camp was out of the question for the IDS.

Miletic: Croatia needs stable govt, IDS is growing

"IDS is strong, IDS is growing each election and this election will show that we have fortified our position in Constituency VIII, because the data shows that voters' trust in our regional option is growing," Miletic said after Sunday's early parliamentary vote.

Pula Mayor says Milanovic's statement false

Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) leader Boris Miletic on Monday evening issued a statement refuting as untrue Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Zoran Milanovic's claims that the construction of a general hospital in the biggest Istrian city of Pula has been halted during the term of the outgoing HDZ-led government.

PGS, IDS, Slate for Rijeka sign coalition deal

Representatives of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar Alliance (PGS), the Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) and the Slate for Rijeka party on Tuesday signed a coalition agreement under which they will run together in Constituency No. 7 in the coming early parliamentary election.

IDS says cooperation with SDP-led coalition possible

The Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) will decide on election cooperation with other political parties in the coming weeks, the party's secretary-general Giovanni Sponza said on Saturday, adding that cooperation with the coalition led by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) was possible.

IDS chief says no-one enjoys his party's blank support

He added that "cooperation with right-wing parties which in the past several months have managed to radically degrade the level of human rights and civic freedom in the country is out of the question."

Election Commission to reply to Karamarko's accusations Monday

The State Election Commission (DIP) will on Monday present its position on suspicions expressed by Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Tomislav Karamarko about irregularities that allegedly affected his party during the 8 November parliamentary election.

Milanovic: Nobody won elections, gov't will be weak

In an interview in the "Nedjeljom u dva" political talk show on Croatian Television on Sunday, Milanovic said that the SDP had lost the opportunity to form the government in post-election negotiations "very narrowly and in extra time."

HDZ chief says it's good PM-designate is talking with outgoing ministers

Karamarko said he had not talked with anyone about the possibility of Mrak Taritas of the Croatian People's Party (HNS) and Lorencin of the Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) being in the new government.

Karamarko: It's in everyone's interest for best candidates to be selected

"We are seeking experts and at the moment Croatia deserves the best," Karamarko told reporters after he had met with Prime Minister-Designate Tihomir Oreskovic and Zagreb University Chancellor Damir Boras earlier in the day.

Lorencin: PM-Designate hasn't contacted me, IDS to decide on support to new gov't

Mr Oreskovic has not contacted me and there have been no talks with him yet. I have known him from the time when I was Assistant Minister in charge of investments at the Economy Ministry and he was chairman of the Pliva Management Board.

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.

Miletic says IDS gives support to Milanovic to form government

"For us, decentralisation is critical for Croatia's development and a starting point for further activities and this platform on decentralisation and vital projects in Istria  ...

IDS leader talks with Milanovic, says status of Istria priority

"This was only the beginning of talks and the first in a number of meetings. The talks were positive and constructive. We will be able to speak about an agreement only when we agree ...

Patriotic Coalition wins 59 seats, Croatia Is Growing 56, MOST 19, others 9 seats

The two biggest coalitions have won elections in five constituencies each while MOST scored the best results in central Zagreb and in the south of the country.

HDZ, SDP-led coalitions each win in five constituencies, Most emerging as the third-strongest party

The MOST (Bridge) alliance, which has won an unexpectedly large number of votes, has scored the best result in central Zagreb and in southern Croatia.

IDS official says only left and liberal option acceptable

"It is too early to comment on anything based on the exit poll, and I want to thank all who voted for our programme," Flego told Hina. "We are satisfied with the exit poll,"

HDSSB receives most donations, SDP-led coalition spends most

The Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and the Patriotic Coalition it is leading will publish their reports on funds spent on electioneering later in the afternoon, said HDZ

HNS marks 25th anniversary of its establishment

Pusic said that "Croatia is currently growing" thanks to efforts made by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and other members in the ruling coalition.