The HDZ took 66 seats at the recent parliamentary elections and needs 76 to form a majority.
Having already secured the support of all eight minority representatives, on Friday Prime Minister-designate Andrej Plenković also received the backing of the Social Liberal Party (HSLS) and the Reformists Party.
The heads of the HSLS and the Reformists Party, Darijo Hrebak and Radimir Čačić respectively, today confirmed that they will back the HDZ and Prime Minister-designate Plenković in forming a new government. The HSLS has two seats in parliament, while the Reformists hold one seat. This means that Plenković and the HDZ have already secured enough votes (77) to form a new government.
Hrebak told reporters after their meeting in the government building today, that neither party was looking to secure a seat in government: "We are not seeking a ministerial position because we are aware of our electoral legitimacy, so we're here to contribute. If the prime minister decides that we can help directly, in the role of state secretary, we are at his disposal. However, we're definitely not going to haggle."
The two parties have also announced that with their three seats within the parliamentary majority they plan on forming a liberal club of deputies.
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