SDP coalition accepts Bridge’s invitation for meeting


The Social Democratic Party (SDP) said on Thursday evening that the centre-left Croatia Is Growing coalition accepted the invitation by the Bridge reformist party to meet on Monday as part of talks on the formation of government.

“All the partners of the Croatia Is Growing coalition will come to the proposed meeting with Bridge and the Patriotic Coalition,” the SDP press service said in a statement.

Earlier on Thursday elected lawmakers failed to form a new parliament, after which the Bridge party invited the leaders of the SDP-led Croatia Is Growing coalition and the HDZ-led Patriotic Coalition for a joint meeting on Monday, stressing that in case only one bloc responded to the invitation they would continue talks on the formation of government only with them.

The Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) said on Thursday it needed to consult its coalition partners before responding to Bridge’s invitation.