ZAGREB, July 6, 2020 – Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic has received the support of ethnic minorities, the Croatian People’s Party (HNS) and the Reformists to form the new government in a preliminary round of talks conducted with them, a government spokesman said on Twitter on Monday.
“The Prime Minister has conducted an initial round of consultations with all elected representatives of ethnic minorities, the HNS and the Reformists. They have given their clear support to the new parliamentary majority and the HDZ government, to be led by Andrej Plenkovic,” spokesman Marko Milic wrote on Twitter.
Plenkovic’s HDZ won 66 seats, HNS and the Reformists got one each, and 8 are allocated to minority ethnic groups.
Together, this would make 76 seats, a working majority of one in the 151-seat Parliament, allowing Plenkovic to avoid more complex coalitions.
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