Democrats Party Join Amsterdam Coalition

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ZAGREB, February 17, 2019 – Democrats party president Mirando Mrsić signed in Čakovec on Sunday the accession of his party to the Amsterdam Coalition, which now comprises seven parties.

Mrsić said the Amsterdam Coalition offered better lives for all citizens and a Croatia they deserved in the 21st century. Croatia’s biggest problems are poverty and emigration, he added.

“If we agree that something is good for all citizens, it’s very easy to form a centre-left coalition which will oppose the creeping conservative revolution represented by the (ruling) HDZ,” Mrsić said, adding that the Amsterdam Coalition could free Croatia from “the HDZ’s iron clutch.”

He said this coalition was the only opposition to the government, that it could take Croatia forward, and that it stood against crime, corruption and apathy.

GLAS president Anka Mrak Taritaš said the parties of the Amsterdam Coalition shared, first and foremost, common sense, and that they would join the fight to prevent the destruction of Europe. “We want Europe and Croatia to be educated, successful economies, competitive, with a preserved environment with renewable energy sources.”

Croatian Peasant Party president Krešimir Beljak said Croatia did not need to be the richest country in the world but must be normal, European and tolerant as the great majority of its citizens wanted. “In the Amsterdam Coalition we are all equal. With the arrival of the Democrats, we have become the strongest opposition bloc and the strongest opposition political force.”

Istrian Democratic Party vice president Renato Kručić said the Amsterdam Coalition was pulling Croatia from “the jaws of nationalism”, and that there was room for everyone in Croatia, including the minorities living in it.

The coalition will present its candidates for the European Parliament elections on February 23.

More news on the Amsterdam Coalition can be found in the Politics section.


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