“They will have to take a vote not because I want them to, but because that is their obligation under the Constitution,” Milanović told the press during a visit to the northern Adriatic island of Cres.
Milanović has sent a letter to Parliament calling on MPs to fulfil their constitutional obligation and vote on his proposal to appoint Zlata Đurđević the Supreme Court President.
He accused Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković of concealing the document he had sent to Parliament, adding that Jandroković would not be punished for this theft. “What he did is unprecedented. The HDZ is trying to set up a dictatorship.”
Milanović said that the Constitutional Court, which did not support Milanović’s position, was a political body consisting of “mainly washed-up HDZ members.
Commenting on the statements by former Dinamo football club boss Zdravko Mamić, who accused some of the judges of corruption, Milanović said: “Always the same story, the same people. Mamić provided some evidence, but those people are no-goods. People who administer justice in such cases and who behave like that cannot be called anything else but no-goods.”
Milanović said he did not believe that Mamić had financially supported former President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. “One should be careful when making such direct accusations. She was accused of serious corruption and I think she will seek satisfaction in court,” he added.
Milanović said he believed that judges such as those who had accepted bribes from Mamić were in a minority and that the majority of judges were honourable.
He said that the HDZ-controlled justice system was designed by senior HDZ official Vladimir Šeks. “They are destroying this country and I will fight against that,” the President said.
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