16:57 / 22.02.2022.

Author: Branko Lozančić

Opposition proposes dissolution of parliament

MOST party at a news conference in parliament

MOST party at a news conference in parliament

Foto: Patrik Macek / PIXSELL

Seven left-liberal opposition clubs have called for the dissolution of Parliament and early elections. The MOST club has done the same while also demanding the resignation of three government officials whose names are linked to scandals - Boris Milošević, Tomislav Ćorić and Josip Aladrović. 

Although in separate initiatives, they say the same thing - the Government is compromised by scandals, and under such a burden, it cannot resolve key problems. The opposition is also calling on parties that back the Croatian Democratic Union to join them and show that they are not merely puppets.

We need a stable and functioning government, said the opposition.

“And what do we have? We have a group that every day waits for someone to knock on their door in the morning. It is completely clear that the government has lost all legitimacy. That legitimacy cannot be returned with a cabinet shuffle,” said Social Democratic Party leader Peđa Grbin.

Grbin added that legitimacy can be restored in only one way, and that is to return their mandate to the citizens.

The Social Democrats are also demanding elections.

“Here we have a government that has sunk into corruptive deeds, and therefore this is our only path, to demand through parliament for the cards to be shuffled again,” said Ivana Posavec Krivec.

Since Andrej Plenković took over the government, ministers have changed as if on a tape, said Sandra Benčić from the Green-Left Bloc.

“It is a fact that the reason was always the same, corruption, nepotism and clientelism. Besides all this, they are guilty even if they didn't do anything. And I believe the only salvation for this country is, for a very long time, for the Croatian Democratic Union to go into the opposition, if not from the political scene altogether,” said Benčić.

MOST party leader Božo Petrov called for support after his party put its request for the dissolution of the Parliament into procedure.

“The government can't go on with such a burden and such incriminated people. The only correct thing is early elections. If there was honor and respect, then I would expect the governing majority to do this. Especially those that support this government, from the Croatian Social Liberal Party to national minorities and so on,” said Petrov.

Source: HRT

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