A representative of the referendum petitions, Iva Rem, told the press the signatures were delivered to parliament on 24 January and that nothing had happened since.
Bridge MP Marin Miletić said Malenica announced yesterday the counting would take 15 to 30 days. “I once again call on Malenica not to engage in shady deals, not to play games of deception. They need to organize the people and count those signatures.”
He said 410,000 citizens requested a referendum and that if Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and “his gang” respect democracy and democratic processes, they will count the signatures and ensure the citizens’ right to a referendum.
Miletić said “there is no reason for nervousness” in the government, “notably when you have citizens before you who want a referendum.”
Living-away-from-home allowance for MPs should be objectively regulated
Asked if MPs should continue to get the living-away-from-home allowance, he said it was not the same if an MP lives in Split or Dubrovnik and comes to Zagreb for work three or four times a week and if an MP lives in Zagreb and gets to work in five or 15 minutes.
“I’m for everything to be regulated and objectively defined, and Croatian citizens should know what each MP does, how much they work, and what the scope of their work is,” Miletić said. “Some of us are in the field on weekends even, some of us have crossed 49,000 kilometers by car in eight months and are doing their job properly.”
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