Vidović-Krišto said that she was glad that the initiative was supported by 34 MPs from different ideological groups.
“This is great news for citizens, as the MPs have overcome their partisan frameworks and are fighting for the common good, and that is the fight against corruption,” she told a news conference in the parliament.
She said that when it came to the Opposition, only lawmakers from the We Can party and the Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) had not signed her petition.
Vidović Krišto accused Marić of serving “the interests of power centres” rather than working for the benefit of Croatian citizens.
The case of Marić staying on a yacht of a businessman grabbed the limelight in mid-August after some media outlets started speculating whether the minister’s short travel on a private yacht constituted a conflict of interest.
The minister said then that the yacht was owned by his friend Blaž Pavičić and that Pavičić had not used any tax breaks or a loan from the Croatian development bank (HBOR) and that he had no tax debt written off during Marić’s ministerial term.
During today’s news conference, Vidović Krišto accused Marić of lying that the businessman concerned had no business deals with the Croatian state.
She criticised Prime Minister Andrej Plenković for his failure to sack Marić over this case, and accused the prime minister of ignoring the Croatian laws, obstructing the Croatian institutions and disenfranchising the Croatians.
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