Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Davor Bernardic said on Saturday in Ogulin, where the party leadership met to discuss preparations for parliamentary elections, that as the SDP's leader, he was the party's only candidate for prime minister.
Bernardic said it would be fair to hold parliamentary elections as soon as possible as the current parliament had long stopped representing the will of voters with “as many as 28 deputies having crossed the floor.”
“The ruling coalition is a result of political trade-offs in the parliament, so the fairest thing to do would be to call the elections as soon as possible so that voters can decide who will be leading the country. We are ready for the elections, whenever they are held this year,” Bernardic told SDP officials who gathered for an operational meeting after last week they appointed ten coordinators for constituencies.
“Citizens have said that they want changes, the outcome of the European election was not accidental, it is a result of the SDP’s hard work and great energy, good candidates and good organisation and that outcome created preconditions for the success of our presidential candidate Zoran Milanovic,” he said.
He said that work on the party’s platform was nearing completion and that it contained key solutions for higher living standards, higher salaries and pensions, reform of the health and education systems, and greater trust in state institutions.