*** ----> Croatian PM clinches third term with rightwing support | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

Croatian PM clinches third term with rightwing support

AFP | Washington   

The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com

Croatia’s incumbent Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic was yesterday asked to form a new government after securing the backing of a right-wing party following an inconclusive election last month.

Plenkovic, 54, reached a deal earlier this week with the nationalist anti-migrant Homeland Movement (DP), which emerged as kingmaker after the April 17 parliamentary election.

After handing over to President Zoran Milanovic the signatures of 78 MPs in the 151-seat parliament expressing support, “I was given a mandate to form a Croatian government”, Plenkovic said on X.

Plenkovic pledged he would “continue to work for prosperity” in his third term.

He has 30 days to form a new cabinet Plenkovic’s centre-right HDZ party bagged 61 seats while the DP secured 14.