As the ballots for the July 5 parliamentary election are being printed, the number of coronavirus cases in Croatia has been growing. This has raised questions about whether the election will go forward.
Some political parties have already suspended all of their campaign events, while others are now planning to hold fewer events than planned. When asked by reporters about the fate of the election, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said that the date of the election would ramain the same.
“I don’t understand why this is even being called into question. The election will take place on July 5 and that is in the purview of the Electoral Commission. All this spin and theories, mostly coming from the opposition, that it is unsafe simply do not hold water,” he said.
Croatia is still among the countries in Europe with the smallest number of active Covid-19 cases per million residents, Plenković underscored adding, “That’s why the message is that we are a safe country.”
He also commented on his own test for the coronavirus on Monday, which was negative.
“I have lots of experience traveling around the country. I know what I am doing and how I need to behave. I am not putting myself or others at risk,” Plenković said.
The PM added that he was not worried about the test, his third in recent weeks. Plenković was tested after mingling with tennis players at the Adria Tour in Zadar which was canceled after three players and three other individuals involved in the tour tested positive for Covid-19.
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