SDP Wants Parliamentary Elections to Be Held Before the Vukovar Anniversary

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Election date still uncertain. 

When will the parliamentary elections be held is a question to which citizens still do not know the answer. However, there are more and more rumors from SDP that the ruling coalition wants the elections to be held as soon as possible, in November at the latest. That opinion is shared by their coalition partners in HNS. However, the exact date is still not known. The coalition is still deciding when they should dissolve the parliament reports Vecernji List on August 12, 2015.

“There was an idea that a special session of the parliament will be convened on September 1 which would last for two weeks, until the start of the regular session of the parliament on September 15. After that, the session would last for a week and the parliament would then be dissolved. So, the parliament would have three more weeks to finish its work, which would be more than enough for all the planned laws to be adopted before the elections, including the legislative package which would be proposed by finance minister Boris Lalovac”, said a government source.

However, this idea does not fit with the desire of most SDP leadership for the elections to be held before the anniversary of the fall of Vukovar on November 18. Therefore, it is not impossible that a special session of parliament will be convened on September 1, which would last for just 15 days, after which the parliament would immediately be dissolved.

Since it is president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović who determines the exact date of the election, which must be held 30 to 60 days from the date of the dissolution of parliament, SDP wants to avoid the possibility that the president would decide to schedule the election after the anniversary.

If the parliament is dissolved before September 15, the president will have the choice of four potential dates – October 18, October 25, November 1, and November 8. However, the final decision has still not been made. It is alleged that the election date will be one of the topics on August 19, when the SDP party presidency will hold its meeting.


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