Speaking to the press after presenting the candidates to the coalition partners, Plenković said all three had known for 20 days that they would be nominated, but the announcement was postponed until after the Easter holidays and the completion of negotiations with trade unions led by Labour Minister Josip Aladrović.
“They are the new generation, they are very young and I think six cabinet members were born in the 1980s, which speaks to the trend of politically rejuvenating the government”, Plenković said.
The new ministers are expected to take office on Friday, after being heard by the relevant parliamentary committees and voted in.
Plenković once again thanked the outgoing ministers for their contributions.
He said new business challenges awaited Economy Minister Tomislav Ćorić and that the ruling HDZ would support him for the position of central bank vice governor.
As for Aladrović and Deputy PM Boris Milošević, who are under investigation by the State Prosecutor’s Office, Plenković said that if they were not proven guilty, the government’s door would be open and that he was confident they might contribute to it in the future.
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