Conservative HDZ poised to form new Croatia government
Croatia's parties started formal talks with the president on Wednesday over forming a new government, with the conservative HDZ party best-placed to work with the centre-right, reformist Most party in a renewed coalition.
Whichever party heads the new government, it will face the difficult task of pushing through the painful cuts and restructuring being urged by the European Union to boost the debt-burdened economy's modest growth.
The HDZ won 61 seats in the 151-seat parliament in a snap election this month, leaving it short of a governing majority but well ahead of its Social Democrat... read more
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