Zoran Milanović talks about elections, HDZ, MOST, and other topics.
SDP president Zoran Milanović gave an interview on Saturday to RTL, in which he talked about the current issues, reports vijesti.hr on June 25, 2016.
He first explained why he did not take part in any of the official events marking the Statehood Day. “I take part in ceremonial events only when I have to, and since I am now in opposition I actually do not have to do it at all. I think that such events are devoid of all meaning. As for my personality, in the last nine years I have seen three HDZ presidents come and go. You have to be a bit of an opportunist and make a tactical decision how you will treat your opponent. I had one way of dealing with Karamarko, which does not mean I will take the same attitude towards the next HDZ president. That party needs to be reformed, they went too hard to the right.”
“For the next elections, our manifesto will be the continuation of reforms, and continued economic growth. Forty thousand people protested for curricular reform, that is saying something. If we get back to power, we will try to continue the reform and anyone who wants to contribute is welcome. Mr. Jokić had absolute freedom during my government”, said Milanović.
He also discussed possible SDP’s coalition partners. “As for HSS, it depends on them. The fact is that HDZ has brutally deceived them. If you invite someone to enter into a coalition, it is understood that you will also invite them to become a part of the government. As far as HSLS is concerned, there is no place for them in our coalition.”
“Božo Petrov should explain to MOST members what he did and why he did it in December. We will see how the citizens will decide. This government was awful, they did not do anything except sell Končar, and that is nothing. Due to this government, Croatia was humiliated. They were not even able to borrow funds for five percent interest, and we are paid three percent interest on loans when we were in government”, concluded Milanović.