Croatia Online – Prime Minister Ivo Sanader Resigns
Croatia Online tries to steer clear of politics as far as possible. However it was with a certain degree of amazement that we read of Prime Minister Ivo Sanader’s resignation yesterday. It seems that even those close to the Croatian political world have been taken by surprise and, so far, the reasons seems vague to all. Whilst we track down further information, we thought it might be useful to readers to provide a few links to sites we discover on the way. It is tempting to speculate on the whys and wherefores but, at this stage, pending further facts, perhaps we should leave that to the experts:-
BBC News comment that the announcement came as a surprise and Mr Sanader was expected to run for the presidency next year
Vlada, the government site, provides a detailed biography of Mr Sanader as well as his program platform and duties, plus, if you’re Croatian is up to it you can watch a video of the resignation speech
The initial press reaction seems to be a certain degree of disbelief, not to mention some frustration at the lack of any reasons of substance, or clues as to the timing. All very mysterious!
The above post first went up yesterday morning 2.7.09. This update is made 3.7.09 at 5. 40 UK time
We are adding updates to this post by way of comments – see below – and hope readers will participate. In the meantime please note the following:
1. The Javno site is down, due to technical reasons, and expected to be fixed for Monday