ZAGREB, July 21, 2020 – Homeland Movement whip Milan Vrkljan said on Tuesday the party would nominate its president Miroslav Skoro as a deputy parliament speaker.
“The Homeland Movement will have… one deputy speaker, two committee chairs, two committee deputy chairs, one parliamentary group chair, and 13 seats on all parliamentary committees from the opposition quota,” Vrkljan told the press.
Of the five deputy speakers, it is a usual practice that two come from the ranks of the Opposition.
He said the opposition was extremely fair at Monday’s meeting and that they “managed to agree with the SDP, Bridge, the Sovereignists and We Can! simply, easily and with a lot of good intentions.”
As for We Can! leader Tomislav Tomasevic’s statement that this coalition could abstain from voting for Skoro as one of the deputy parliament speakers, Vrkljan called it “activist habits which some MPs brought from their campaigns.”
He said all opposition parliamentary groups agreed yesterday to have joint candidates for deputy speakers, for all groups and committees.
“Based on that, the party which doesn’t support a joint proposal will be excluded by all of us from the allotment of seats on parliamentary committees, but I believe they will find the strength in themselves and democratic customs to support anyone legitimately nominated in the Croatian parliament,” said Vrkljan.