Mario Habek (Photo: Vjeran Zganec Rogulja/PIXSELL) Mario Habek (Photo: Vjeran Zganec Rogulja/PIXSELL)

In this manner, allegedly due to an interview with local media, the Social Democratic Party’s Varaždin County branch has initiated procedures to expel Mario Habek, a member of parliament and the former head of the county branch.

In order for disciplinary measures from a county branch to go into force, they must be confirmed by the Social Democratic Party Presidency and Main Committee.

If this happens in the case of Mario Habek, the Social Democratic Party will remain without another member of parliament and be reduced to 33 members.

On his Facebook page Habek has posted that he was informed by the members of the party’s county organization today that a telephone session was held today to see if they are in agreement to initiate the procedure to expel him from the party. “I impatiently await the continuation of this soap opera under the direction of the new Social Democratic Party leadership in Varaždin County,” said Habek.

“Members decided to initiate the procedure with a qualified majority. We don't conduct the disciplinary procedure, we only provide a request for initiation. The disciplinary procedure is conducted by the Social Democratic Party Presidency since a member of the Main Committee and Member of Parliament is in question. We therefore, have not and will not expel anyone,” said Barbara Antolić Vupora the President of the Social Democratic Party County Committee.    

Source: HRT