Petrov: It Is Still Not Certain Who Will Form Next Government

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MOST leader is not certain whether HDZ and MOST will form a government.

We still cannot say with certainty who will form the next Croatian government, but what is certain is that, during the negotiations which are currently underway, MOST will insist on its guarantees, said MOST leader Božo Petrov on Friday in a interview with Sarajevo daily “Dnevni Avaz”, reports N1 on September 23, 2016.

“MOST and HDZ are negotiating, but we cannot definitely say that these two parties will form a government. What I can say with certainty is that we are going to insist on our guarantees, and they are democratization of Croatian political and electoral system, modification of financing of political parties, the proclamation of an exclusive economic zone in the Adriatic Sea, changes to foreclosure laws, amendments to the law on Croatian Radio Television, amendments to the law on local self-government system, and the abolition of company fees”, said Petrov.

MOST will continue to insist on what they consider to be minimum changes that the government owes to the Croatian citizens, said Petrov. He added that MOST had significantly changed the political scene in Croatia and added that he was happy with that achievement. “We have proven that there are politicians who carry out promises and are led exclusively by their principles”, said Petrov.

Petrov explained that the experience of participation in the government led by Prime Minister Tihomir Orešković in the last eight months had significantly helped them because now they know exactly how to negotiate and what to insist on. He added that MOST could now rely on a stable electorate, based on the demand of citizens to have a political option which is focused on improving the economic situation in the country and on keeping young people from going abroad, rather than on pointless debates which only encourage divisions in the country. “We invite all those who want and are willing to work for the betterment of Croatia to join MOST”, said Petrov.

Commenting on the situation in the wider region, especially in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Petrov said that there was a lot of unnecessary inflammatory rhetoric and political provocations, and added that they were not in the interest of citizens of any country in the region.


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