Rumours about Croatian Government Reshuffle Denied

By 16 December 2018

ZAGREB, December 16, 2018 - The speaker of the Croatian parliament and secretary general of the ruling Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) party, Gordan Jandroković, dismissed on Sunday speculation about a possible government reshuffle given that the parliamentary group of Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandić's party was increasing in number.

Speaking outside the Zagreb cathedral, reporters asked Jandroković to comment on media reports about a possible government reshuffle now that Bandić's party is short of only one MP to be able to form a parliamentary majority with the HDZ without its present junior partner, the Croatian People's Party (HNS). "This information is completely untrue, in fact it's nonsense," Jandroković said.

The speculation was prompted by the defection of Social Democratic Party (SDP) MP Ana Komparić Devčić to Bandić's Work and Solidarity Party this week. She is just one in a series of MPs who have recently crossed over to Bandić's party.

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