Plenkovic: HDZ agenda to be based also on new kind of Croatian sovereignism



Zagreb, 180520.
Banski dvori.
Konferencija za medije Predsjednika Vlade Andreja Plenkovica.
Na fotografiji: Andrej Plenkovic.
Foto: Ranko Suvar / CROPIX
Ranko Suvar / CROPIX

Prime Minister and Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic

Prime Minister and Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic said on Monday that the HDZ would soon outline its election agenda, focused on stability, economic growth, social solidarity and on "a new kind of Croatian sovereignism in the changed circumstances."

"The HDZ is intensively preparing the agenda which will be soon made public," Plenkovic told a news conference on Monday evening at which he presented the achievements of his government in the last four years.

He added that the document would include also the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

I believe that when casting ballots in the election, our voters will conclude correctly who can do something, who has made some results, and who is behind others, he added.

He said that his cabinet was not a government of populism, demagogue nor was it a rabblerouser.

We are not the government that will instigate ideological divisions in the society, Plenkovic said.

"On the contrary, we will try to minimise such topics... and focus on the essential: economic growth, social solidarity and strengthening of the institutions."  In this context he reiterated the important role of the state in the circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic and again praised  the public healthcare and civil protection system for very good response to the epidemic and recalled the government's economic measures.

On the back of those achievements and our management of this crisis we expect the election results to be such to give us one more term in power, he added.

As for possible partners, having in mind the fact that the election system did not give rise to hope that any political party could win an absolute majority of 76 seats, the HDZ will seek partners with similar mindset and programmes so as to establish a stable government, according to Plenkovic.