New coalition formed - Franak, former Bridge members and Human Shield

The Franak association of citizens with loans pegged to the Swiss franc, three former members of the Bridge Party who set up their own party Change Croatia, and the Human Shield party on Wednesday told a press conference that they would run jointly in the coming parliamentary election set for September.

"We are heading toward victory and there will not be any coalition with the HDZ (Croatian Democratic Union) or SDP (Social Democratic Party) or Bridge," Human Shield chief Ivan Vilibor Sincic told the conference.

A coalition agreement has been signed but it has not been named yet and more will be known in the next few days when the coalition completes it platform. The coalition will finance its campaign with donations and expect that that will be in the amount of about HRK 500,000.

Former Bridge member Ivan Lovrinovic claims that the new coalition will not have any chiefs and that this is a partnership. "This is a project. We are all the same here. We are connected by a programme and the only chief will be they who vote for us," Lovrinovic said.

Goran Aleksic of the Franak association said  that one of the political goals was to compensate loan holders who in the conversion of their loans paid for unlawfully increased interest rates, to prevent distress orders on a single real estate in which debtors reside, to adopt a law on consumer housing mortgages, to amend the Law on the HNB (Croatian National Bank) to introduce civil monitoring on that institution.

Sincic announced that the coalition would fight against banks, bad laws, bad judiciary and corruption.

Last update: Wed, 27/07/2016 - 15:52

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