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16th August 2019.

Prime minister Andrej Plenković about about party nominations

Andrej Plenković

In his comments on some of lawmakers changing the party allegiance, Prime Minister and Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenković said on Friday that one should care about who is put on election slates of parties.

During his visit to the island of Hvar, Plenković was asked by the press about the recent cases examples of former Social Democrats – Milanka Opačić and Siniša Varga – who joined the Labour and Solidarity Party of Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandić.

In this context he called for being more careful about the choice of slate candidates.

As for a former SDP leader Zoran Milanovic's comment that Opačić and Varga, who used to be ministers in his cabinet, should renounce their parliamentary seats now when they crossed the floor, and give back the mandates to the SDP, Plenković said that terms of parliamentary deputies are "inalienable and irrevocable".

The statement made by Plenković on Thursday that President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović could have announced her decision to run for a second term somewhere else and not in the Hrvatski Tjednik (HT) newspaper prompted the press to comment that Plenković himself had given an interview with that newspaper three years ago.

He just countered with the question to the press whether there was any contentious in his interview.

Plenković reiterated then that the president must move forward with her campaigning with the support of the HDZ.

by: total-croatia-news.com / hic



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