Jandrokovic: Parliament likely to be inaugurated by end of July



Zagreb, 180520.
Konferencija za medije predsjednika Hrvatskog sabora Gordana Jandrokovica u Hrvatskom saboru.
Foto: Boris Kovacev / CROPIX
Boris Kovacev / CROPIX

Gordan Jandrokovic, the secretary-general of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ)

Gordan Jandrokovic, the secretary-general of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) which won Sunday's parliamentary elections, said on Monday that he believed that the 10th 151-seat parliament could hold its founding session this month.

"The HDZ leader (Andrej Plenkovic) will show 76 signatures (of new MP supporting the HDZ), and it depends on the Croatian President when we are going to hold the founding session. I believe that this can happen by the end of this month," Jandrokovic told the Nova commercial broadcaster on Monday evening.

He said that consultations with President Zoran Milanovic on the Prime Minister-Designate could start as soon as possible.

Commenting on the HDZ's convincing victory in the election in which it secured 66 seats, Jandrokovic said that the HDZ leader Plenkovic had been given the support not only from the party but also from the Croatian people for what he had been doing.

Jandrokovic also admitted that a challenging period lies ahead for the country and for the ruling party.

"We are seeking partners with the ideologies and programmes acceptable for us and who are ready to assume responsibility for running the country," he added.

Jandrokvic says e is dropping his suit against SDP chief

Jandrokovic said that he would give up from his plan to sue Social Democratic Party leader Davor Bernardic over his offensive remarks he expressed against Jandrokovic several times at a news conference in early May.

"After all that happened to him (including the election defeat), I am not going to sue him," Jandrokovic said adding that Bernardic already paid a high price for his negative and mudslinging campaign.