Opposition Calls for Government Resignations over Agrokor

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ZAGREB, February 21, 2018 – MOST party leader Božo Petrov said on Wednesday that, in the wake of the resignation of emergency administrator in the ailing Agrokor food and retail conglomerate, Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister Martina Dalić should also step down, and he called on Prime Minister Andrej Plenković to propose a new candidate for Agrokor’s emergency administrator to contain further damage.

“I think that the position of the former administrator for Agrokor, Ante Ramljak, had become unsustainable following the scandal with the consultants’ salaries. He is Martina Dalić’s apprentice and she was not HDZ’s candidate, but Andrej Plenković’s,” Petrov told a press conference.

Petrov called on Plenković to “finally come out of his fortress and not provoke further instability, and to make a decision appointing a new administrator so that we do not have to suffer any more damages.” “Martina Dalić and Ante Ramljak are a tandem selected by Andrej Plenković. In my opinion, they both need to step down.”

“Martina Dalić enjoys Andrej Plenković’s personal confidence and he has shown this so clearly. Over the past 15 to 20 days, Croatia is operating on autopilot,” Petrov said. He added that he didn’t think the processes in Agrokor would slow down or end badly, regardless of who will manage those processes as it is the creditors who have the final word.

Ivan Vilibor Sinčić, the leader of another opposition party called Živi Zid, said today that the entire cabinet led by Prime Minister Andrej Plenković should step down due to the political corruption and instability in the country.

“This government and parliamentary majority are founded on political corruption which started with the reshuffle and coalition between HDZ and HNS, and (SDP’s MP) Tomislav Saucha crossing the floor. That corruption and conflict of interest has just spread since then, with the inquiry commission into Agrokor being dissolved and then it spilled over to the Conflict of Interest Commission,” Sinčić said.


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