DP vice-president Mario Radić said that the party leadership concluded that preserving DP’s stability was of the utmost importance at present and that “the party’s unity was not in question at any moment, despite media reports to the contrary.”
He added that disciplinary proceedings were launched against DP member and MP Vesna Vučemilović because she had abused her position in the party and caused harm to the party’s reputation.
The disciplinary proceedings should be completed in 90 days and until then, Vučemilović’s status and rights are suspended, it was said.
DP MP Stephen Nikola Bartulica said that he was sorry Vučemilović had walked out of today’s party meeting, dismissing her claim, posted on her Facebook wall, that there had been attempts to silence and intimidate her.
DP Presidency member Igor Peternel expressed confidence that the party’s future was not in question.
The DP will decide about its new leader in the autumn.
Radić reiterated that he would not run for DP president and that he was also not considering reactivating his term as a member of parliament.
DP officials said they did not expect their party group in the parliament to fall apart.
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