Croatia elections: MOST – We are Ready to Take Responsibility

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MOST sends out a press release to address public pressure 

Alliance of independent lists MOST sent out a press release on Friday, November 13, 2015 stating that they are ready to take responsibility and asking the citizens of Croatia to be patient since few days of consultations are not the end of the world.

Here is their press release in full:

Alliance of independent lists MOST opened consultations and conversations about post election cooperation with HDZ and SDP right after the election results were announced and we offered them a possibility of cooperation in a wider platform instead of forming a government with just one of the two mentioned sides.

Election process is till not finished, and looking at the previous experiences in forming governments in Croatia and other European countries, it is standard for the process to take a month. Every form of pressure or rushing into the discussions with two sides can direct the final result towards the “us or them” rhetoric and MOST refuses to take that approach. MOST gives the advantage to the model which will push through structural reforms that will result in Croatia’s well being, instead of partial interests and battle for positions.

All the meetings conducted by MOST so far, were first, initial meetings so public pressure to rush into a decision is both unrealistic and unacceptable. During those meetings we agreed to first comply on the main programme positions and desired course of structural reforms and changes. During next week, after the State Electoral Committee publishes the official election results, MOST will deliver the official proposal of structural reforms and changes and possible configuration of the new Government to both parties.

With its initial proposition MOST already showed that it is more than ready to participate in the highest levels of the new Government. In order to our willingness to fall on fruitful soil, MOST never placed an ultimatum in front of two largest parties so we dismiss accusations that MOST is running away from responsibility. Quite the contrary, because we are ready to take maximum responsibility, we are not using partial combinatorics to bring HDZ or SPD and ourselves in a pat position and block the negotiations.

We hereby ask the public not to listen to the apocalyptic “end of the world” scenarios, these are serious talks about the future of our county and few days of consultations will not cause any harm. All of those willing to take full responsibility, and MOST is ready for it, cannot accept the pressure scenario under the motto “there’s no time left”. There’s plenty of time, and MOST will spend it in constructing stable foundations of the new government.

In the last elections, Croatia was given a chance for responsible politics. Politics that will not succumb to panic and behind the scenes scenarios. Once again we call upon HDZ and SDP not to demolish that chance. 

MOST is not entering the Parliament or the Government because of cushy positions, offers “under the table” and it will not be intimidated by the pressure. The only thing we want to see on the table next week is measures for structural recovery of Croatia. Nothing else will be “smuggled” through MOST. 


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