Zoran Milanovic: We are ready for elections


Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said on Monday that the coalition led by his Social Democratic Party (SDP) was ready for parliamentary elections and that they would unveil their platform in the coming days.

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Monday called the parliamentary elections for November 8.

Speaking to the press during a visit to Petrinja, Milanovic said that the earlier election date suited the opposition bloc led by the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and that they were in a hurry because they were losing the advantage they had had.

“We are catching up and will catch up with them,” Milanovic said, stressing that it made no difference to him when the elections would take place, as long as they were conducted in accordance with the law.

“We will show people what we have done. We are now an interim government, but we are not opening building sites for non-existent bridges and projects for which there is no money. All our projects have been or will be completed because funding for them has been secured and the funding is transparent,” he added.

Milanovic said that his coalition would unveil its election platform in the coming days when they would also present what they had done over the past four years. He said that during the term of his government mistakes had been made, but that many more good things had been done. (Hina)