Just another standard day in Croatian politics.
It’s now just after 10 AM on June 6, 2016, and still no press conference from either the Croatian prime minister or his deputies Karamarko and Petrov, which is, I must say, strange for us reporters considering all we were doing for the last few days is run from one press conference to another to hear their latest opinions on the current political situation in Croatia. However, this does not mean it was an uneventful morning, quite the opposite.
Prime minister Tihomir Tim Oreskovic visited the president Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic this morning for an unscheduled meeting, N1 television reports. The president has intensified her talks with all the main actors and the prime minister was the first one to visit this week. Sources close to the prime minister, whose position is now in question due to the efforts of HDZ’s leader Tomislav Karamarko to start impeachment procedures, say that Oreskovic has no intention to resign since he is now aware that HDZ is not a one man party and that there is a growing number of members that are expressing their discontent with their own party president. Prime minister is expected to address the press later during the day.
Deputy PM Bozo Petrov is in Split today and according to the report by Index.hr, when asked to comment on the announcements coming from HDZ that they will try to reshuffle the government so it doesn’t include MOST, he simply answered: “As far as the number of hands needed to do this is concerned, if someone (meaning Karamarko of course) can count to 76, then I wish him all the luck in the world”. Petrov was referring to Karamarko’s famous blunder when he failed to count to 5. Petrov will also give a statement to the press sometime this afternoon.
And where’s Karamarko? Still no word from him today, but we are sure he will schedule an appearance after he hears what Oreskovic and Petrov have to say.