SDP Demands Resignation of First Deputy Prime Minister Karamarko

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The largest opposition party wants HDZ president to leave the government.

The SDP Parliamentary Group requested on Wednesday in Parliament the resignation of the First Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Karamarko, due to business cooperation between his wife Ana Karamarko and MOL’s consultant Josip Petrović, reports on May 11, 2016.

“We demand that Tomislav Karamarko, the First Deputy Prime Minister, resigns due to the way he has been performing his duties, due to the fact that he has continuously been putting his own private interest before the public interest. For this reason he must go, and if does not resign, if he shows the utter contempt towards Croatian citizens and their interests, then the SDP Parliamentary Group will initiate proceedings for his dismissal”, said Peđa Grbin (SDP).

He warned about the contract which Karamarko wife’s company had with Petrović’s company, asking how a small and unknown Croatian company connected with Karamarko, in the midst of an economic crisis, found a client which paid it 20,000 kuna each month.

“Karamarko became annoyed only when the media began writing the truth about his exploits, and then journalists started getting fired. When politicians began asking question about responsibility, then their medical records suddenly became available to the public”, said Grbin. He concluded that it was “all the same whether the government is headed by Ivo Sanader or Tomislav Karamarko, since the mode of operation is always the same”.

Silvano Hrelja (HSU) said that he had received a document which confirms the authenticity of the documentation published yesterday. “The documents are authentic and we will give them to the public. I do not know why I was chosen to receive these documents”, said Hrelja.

Ivan Šuker (HDZ) said that he was worried how Hrelja could have in his possession a document which was not possible to be obtained in a legal manner. “This is a testimony from the arbitration proceedings. You have put Croatia in a very difficult situation”, said Šuker responding to Hrelja’s claims.


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