Some of Croatia's most prominent left-leaning parties could potentially join forces ahead of the upcoming presidential elections.
The group, currently comprised of the Amsterdam Coalition (GLAS, Pametno, IDS) and perhaps the SDP and HSS, hope to present a single unified candidate in a bid to oust incumbent President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović.
Arsen Bauk of the SDP said he was still unsure whether such an arrangement could be reached: I would be great if we could agree upon one single candidate. If I had to answer the question directly, will it happen? At the moment all I can say is 'I don't know'."
Meanwhile, Anka Mrak Taritaš from GLAS remained confident of a unified front: "We really need to agree upon a single candidate who can run against Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović and win. But if... There is always an "if"... If that is not possible, then the Amsterdam Coalition will present their own candidate."
President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović is in the fifth year of her five-year mandate.