Former prime minister and a former member of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), Jadranka Kosor, currently an independent MP, on Tuesday signed an agreement of cooperation for the coming parliamentary election with Radimir Cacic, a former deputy premier in the incumbent, Social Democratic Party-led government.
Kosor will head the party slate of Cacic’s Reformists party in the fifth constituency. The Reformists have already formed a coalition, called Successful Croatia, with former president Ivo Josipovic’s Forward Croatia party.
“This signature does not mean I’m getting a new boss. I am entering into a cooperation that is the continuation of our good relations in the past,” Kosor told a press conference, adding that at the last parliamentary election she had run in that same constituency and recalled that she was also an honorary citizen of Vukovar, which is part of that constituency.
She added that although the Reformists were in coalition with Josipovic’s Forward Croatia, she had made her agreement with Cacic who is coordinating five constituencies, including the fifth, and that she had not discussed this with Josipovic.
“Each of us is playing for themselves and after the election will have the mandate they win at their disposal. If I win any mandate, I will use it as an independent MP,” she said.
“Considering that politics is a measurable discipline, Jadranka Kosor is one of the few with unquestionable results and in her term in office she made some difficult and important decisions. She stood steadfast on tough reforms and painful cuts,” Cacic said.(Hina)