Zagreb - President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović called the inaugural session of the eighth parliament for December 3 and a second round of consultations for appointing a prime minister-designate for December 7.
"I just finished the first round of consultations with representatives of political parties and members of parliament, including members of national minorities elected to the Croatian parliament. They showed that at this moment no one has the sufficient support of members of parliament for becoming prime minister-designate," the president said.
The president said that to that end she decided to call the inaugural session of the new parliament for December 3. "I feel there's no need to procrastinate. Let parliament be inaugurated and begin to work."
Under the constitution, the president gives the mandate to form the new government to the person who brings her the signatures of at least 76 MPs backing them as prime minister-designate. (Hina)