Smaller Parties in the Ruling Coalition Criticize MOST

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Coalition representatives with opposing views on who is to blame for all the problems

After the meeting of the Parliamentary Media Committee was postponed this morning without explanation just a few minutes before it was scheduled to start, a member of the committee and HSLS president Darinko Kosor sent a strong message to his partners: “Either we will hit the reset button on our relationship, or we should have new elections”, reports on March 3, 2016.

Just like the opposition MPs, Kosor did not know why the meeting of the Media Committee was postponed so suddenly. You will have to ask Chairman Andrija Mikulić (HDZ)”, said Kosor to reporters. “But, this kind of events in Parliament and government as a whole, makes no sense to me. I think people do not understand this anymore, citizens do not support it. Either we reset our relationship, or we should have new elections. I think this is the best solution. Nothing works as it should and it makes no sense to do this anymore”, said Kosor.

“I could spend two days talking about problems. The Cooperation Council is not working, as we can see, the government is not working, and Parliament is debating reports from 2014”, said Kosor.

Pero Ćorić (HSP AS) also discussed the possibility of new elections. “I find it hard to remember when the Cooperation Council last met. I cannot remember when we last made any decision which was carried out. To me, it is very difficult to say which decisions have been implemented, since very often I find out from the media that something was done or changed. When I talk with people from MOST, half of them tell me – we are not in MOST”, said Ćorić.

“If we do not dismiss director of Croatian Radio-Television today or tomorrow, and if the Prime Minister does not dismiss Security Intelligence Agency director Lozančić today or tomorrow, I think we should all be dismissed. HSP AS is ready for new elections”, said Ćorić, adding that MOST was a disturbing factor in the coalition.

“Of course, for them MOST is guilty for everything since they do not have as many posts in the government to distribute among themselves. It would be much easier for them if the Patriotic Coalition had won the majority in parliament by itself”, said Ivan Kovačić, president of MOST’s parliamentary caucus and co-coordinator of the Cooperation Council. He stressed that MOST did not support purges. “Smaller members of the Patriotic Coalition wanted to profit from this elections. Unfortunately, the results of the election do not allow them to do to that”, commented Kovačić and added that the Cooperation Council was working.

Despite recent disagreements concerning the candidacy of Milijan Brkić (HDZ) for Veterans Minister, Kovačić said there was no conflict. “Concerning the candidate for Veterans Affairs Minister, we are awaiting a decision by the Prime Minister and then we will see what will happen next, just as it was with all the other candidates for ministers”, concluded Kovačić.


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