ZAGREB, June 7, 2019 – Parliamentary deputy Branimir Bunjac on Friday said that he had left the opposition Živi Zid party and that he would leave the parliament in the coming eight days.
He explained at a news conference that eight days is the period during which Vladimira Palfi could reactivate her term as a Živi Zid representative in the parliament, recalling that he has so far served as a parliamentarian as Palfi’s deputy.
Bunjac said that he would give back the term to the Živi Zid as it was one of the seats which the Živi Zid won in the last parliamentary elections.
Bunjac said that he and some other members of the party had left it when they realised that “one person is privatising the party, running it as her own business,” and in this context he accused Palfi, who is Živi Zid leader Ivan Vilibor Sinčić’s wife, of being a Croatian version of Elena Ceausescu.
Bunjac said that he was considering the possibility of joining another former party official, Ivan Pernar, in future political activities. He said that he would see together with Pernar how they could build a new political party.
On Thursday, Pernar confirmed that he and his colleague Bunjac would leave this opposition party because of the dictatorship of Palfi, who is also a vice-president of this party.
Pernar said that he was considering the establishment of a new political party as well as of returning to the non-parliamentary “Abeceda Demokracije” party whose member he used to be.
Pernar dismissed allegations that his and Bunjac’s decisions were motivated by the lucrative term of a member of the European Parliament, insisting that they did not want to endure Palfi’s tyranny and lies any more.
Živi Zid seems to have started falling apart after the European Parliament elections in which it won one seat. On Tuesday, Sinčić said that Bunjac had been suspended for not sticking to the party’s strategy in the recent European elections and to the agreement than none of the party’s MPs would go to the European Parliament.
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