Croatia’s 151-seat parliament ended its last session on Monday (18 May) as the majority voted for its dissolution with 105 in favour, eight against and four abstentions. It is now up to President Zoran Milanović to determine the date of the parliamentary election for the tenth parliament, or Sabor, since Croatia gained independence in 1991.
Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said on Monday that the highest bodies of his ruling HDZ (EPP) party and the parliamentary majority had confirmed the joint position to dissolve parliament, adding that during their term they had done as much as they could and that now they wanted to win the confidence of citizens once again.
“We did our maximum. At the very end of our term, the coronavirus pandemic struck. It gave the Croatian public an opportunity to see comparatively how we, as a government and as a state, acted and coped in this crisis,” he said. (Karla Junicic, EURACTIV.hr)