“Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic announced the ruling Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) party’s candidates for the positions of Economy Minister and Deputy Prime Minister on Monday afternoon.

‘After consultations, we decided to put forward Darko Horvat to the Parliament as the new Economy Minister, and the Agriculture Minister, Tomislav Tolusic, as the Deputy Prime Minister on all economy-related issues,’ Plenkovic said on Monday after the HDZ leadership session.

These suggestions confirmed the media speculations on the possible candidates to succeed Martina Dalic, who handed in her resignation on May 14 over allegations of conflict of interest following the publication of her e-mail correspondence with consultants who had drafted the controversial Lex Agrokor bill in early 2017.” (N1)