German press dedicated a lot of space to parliamentary elections in Croatia on Tuesday, assessing the rise of the Independent List of Mosts as a positive signal for the development of democracy in Croatia.
'Fresh Wind' in Zagreb
Under the title "Fresh Wind in Zagreb," the left-wing Berlin daily Tageszeitung ("Taz") comments on the "sensational victory" of the "Most" party coalition on Sunday's elections in Croatia.
The well-known author of the Croatian public, Erich Rathfelder, believes that many of the great political blocs in the country are in many ideological battles in Croatia.
"Most voters, in the end, still gave a red light to the re-ideologizing of the country," says the author who criticizes the "sentimental" pre-election campaign of the blockade of "the former chief of secret service" of Tomislav Karamarko, but at the same time expresses the amazement that social democrats have gone hand in hand, "despite the absurd governmental politics ", to draw a nearly unresolved outcome.
"Taz", in spite of this, succeeds in the "Bridge" as a sensation with regard to the fact that, like the HDZ or the SDP, did not promise new workplaces that have nothing to do with reality but announce painful reforms. The author in any case sees Croatia before major changes.
"It is already clear now that the politics of national sentimentality on the one hand and the social democratization of the cap and whip on the other hand are on the verge," concludes the commentary of the chapter.
'Most' makes the necessary changes
The chance to refresh the political scene in Croatia also sees the commentator of the conservative Die Welt, above all in the fact that the next government will most likely decide on a party that wants change.
"Now, it is committed to achieving what has been missing in Croatia so far: the young political alliance wants to reform the corrupt judicial sector, attract investors and reduce all-round bureaucracy. Each of these steps is needed to get the poorer country out of the economic crisis and keep the youth in the country, "writes" Die Welt "in a comment titled" Croatia's Opportunity. "
In a comprehensive analysis of the same issue of "Die Welta" under the title "Croatia's Lust for Reforms," author Norbert Mappes-Niediek, a well-known statesman in Southeastern Europe, estimates that this may be the end of the obsolete political system in Croatia.
"The voluptuous and tired government, which, after joining the European Union, has no longer come to mind and who, without elan, manages a long-term economic slump, opposes the opposition that conceals its idleness behind national creeps, trying to find links to some sort of victorious past and rumors of supposedly decadent West. Such a constellation is dangerous, "concludes the author who finally estimates that Croat President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović will probably end up with a mandate to Tomislav Karamarko, who, however," backs off "from the beginning of the year.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, along with a comprehensive analysis of the choices and possible future political constellations, also features a short resume of Tomislav Karamarko's HDZ president, who describes himself as a man who avoids prominent appearances in the public.