Croatia’s Administration Minister and the new Political Secretary of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) said on Thursday that the president was wrong to criticize the government for a lack of reforms.
Speaking to reporters ahead of Thursday’s cabinet session Administration Minister Lovro Kuščević said that government is actively implementing reforms, and these efforts have been well-recognized and that the results are visible.
Asked why President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović had not managed to recognize these reforms, Kuščević replied that "the president always wants more, everybody wants more, we in the cabinet also want more and better, and by implementing the national reform program there will be more and better."
Kuščević also addressed the current election law, noting that government is considering simplifying the election law. He noted that there are currently four electoral laws before the government – dealing with the elections for the president, elections for Croatian Parliament, local elections and elections for EU Parliament.
"We are considering ways in which to simplify this, in order to make it more transparent, to perhaps unify all of these laws into a single electoral law. This is simply a technical issue and does not imply any major changes, such as gerrymandering electoral units, the introduction of preferential votes, and the like," Kuščević said.