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ALL EYES ON ZAGREB: Anti-government protest during the day, Karamarko resignation expected because of affair (PHOTO) (VIDEO)

According to law, there must be a vote until 18th Jun about trusting Tomislav as a member of a government. Today's protest is announced in the midst of the affair "Consultant", which grew to be a crisis of government and lead to the situation in which two key elements in current government - Most and HDZ- doing everything to remain in power: HDZ re-composition, and Most by supporting the acting prime minister Tihomir Oreskovic as a member of government

In Croatia, the youngest member of the European Union, there will be two anti-government protests - today organized by the Workers union, and tomorrow, organized by the "Croatia can do better - without you" initiative. 

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Both protests will be held on Marko square and in the midst of government crisis that has been going on for weeks.

First one today is when it is expected for results to be published of the Commission for preventing conflict of interest about the "Consultant" affair which involves first vice president of government and the chief of the most influential ruling party HDZ (Croatian Democratic Union) of Tomislav Kararko and his wife Ana.

Today's protest is announced in the midst of the affair "Consultant", which grew to be a crisis of government and lead to the situation in which two key elements in current government - Most and HDZ- doing everything to remain in power: HDZ re-composition, and Most by supporting the acting prime minister Tihomir Oreskovic

Foto: Tanjug/HINA/Lana SLIVAR DOMINIC

Foto: Tanjug/HINA/Lana SLIVAR DOMINIC

The protest theme will be "Karamarko, go away", and it received an addition "Down with the government!", reports regional N1 TV.

According to law, there must be a vote until 18th Jun about trusting Tomislav as a member of a government. 

Foto: Tanjug/HINA/TomislavPavlek

Foto: Tanjug/HINA/TomislavPavlek

Today and few days to come are key for solving the political crisis that lasts for weeks in Croatia, the greatest in the modern history of the country, and after the leader of HDZ Tomislav Karamarko steps out of the government and the situation is solved about the fate of Croatian prime minister Tihomir Oreskovic.

Karamarko's resignation of the presidential position in the government is expected today, most probably after the announcement of the Commission for establishing conflict of interest whether is the first man of the most influential ruling party in the conflict of interest because of his business cooperation of his wife and friends, Josip Petrovic from MOL.

The resignation of Karamarko is expected no matter the result of the investigation.

Foto: Tanjug/HINA/DANIEL KASAP

Foto: Tanjug/HINA/DANIEL KASAP

The retirement of Karamarko is believed to be narrowly associated with gathering of 76 parliamentary votes for overthrowing of Oreskovic. If Oreskovic gets overthrown, HDZ plans on forming a new government on who's head will be current Minster of Finence Zdavko Maric.

Karamarko has, namely, after the yesterday's Party presidency meeting with the representatives of the Homeloving coalition, gathered around HDZ, stated that they have the majority of 76 members of the Assembly, reports Hina. The leader of HDZ, however, did not want to reveal who will make a majority, so he hasn't answered a direct journalists question will there be representatives of Independent Democratic Serbian Party in the parliament.

Foto: Tanjug/HINA/ANA SLIVAR DOMINIC

Foto: Tanjug/HINA/ANA SLIVAR DOMINIC

Most, smaller member of the ruling coalition, marks that the leaving of Karamarko from the government wont mean anything if they keep overthrowing Oreskovic. In Most they expect from HDZ to to withdraw the request for voting distrust for the actual prime minister. Without that come elections, they said.

About the trust in Oreskovic there will be a vote most probably on Saturday. If the Oresekovic is voted not to be trusted, that will mean the end of government, so the president Kolinda Grabar Kitanovic has to determine a new man for the mandate.

The question is, however, is she obliged to to give the mandate to the HDZ  based on 76 votes for overthrowing the prime minister.

Foto: Tanjug/FAH

Foto: Tanjug/FAH

According to the Croatian constitution, read by experts, stands that the president Grabar Kitanovic doesn't have to award the mandate for creating the new government to the ones that overthrew the old one. Just because he had enough votes to do so, doesn't mean he has the majority for creating the new government.

The president will make consultations and determine who has the most support, and they can have less than 76 representatives.

Watch what happened on the last protest:

(Telegraf.co.uk / Tanjug)

 

Tags: Affair, Conflict, Crisis, Croatia, European Union, Government, interest, Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, Leader, Mandate, Parliament, Politics, President, prime Minister, Protest, Tihomir Orešković, Tomislav Karamarko
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