The parliament speaker underscored that this was a huge task that "has begun and is underway" and would entail a great deal of negotiation and agreement, expressing hope that it will be completed...
In the event that only one of the two blocs appears at the scheduled meeting, Bridge will resume negotiations with that side on forming a reformist government,
At this moment I would like to see them finally reach an agreement and let them elect their parliament speaker
Asked why the HDZ had given up on Zeljko Reiner as its candidate for Parliament Speaker, Karamarko said that they had wanted to see what would happen during the session.
We said that we would accept the candidacy for Parliament Speaker if it is supported by the two biggest political camps, and they each have more than a third of parliamentary seats.
Lovrinovic claimed that it was clear that it was not Bridge that was obstructing the government's formation and the election of the chairman of the eighth legislature.
"I call on the newly elected parliamentary deputies to show responsibility towards citizens, towards the voters who elected them," the president told the press after leaving the parliament
Podolnjak said that he would accept his appointment only if the parliament voted him in by consensus, ...
He also said that at talks with both the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Bridge discussed all possibilities and potential names.
"I have not been involved in negotiations (on a post-election coalition) and am not familiar with how far the negotiations have advanced," Leko said.
Reiner declined to speculate how many stand-ins the HDZ would send to parliament for its deputies holding local offices,