Kukuriku coalition

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Kukuriku coalition
Leader Zoran Milanović
Founded 2010 (2010)
Headquarters Zagreb
Political position Centre-left
Colours orange, red
Seats in Sabor
75 / 151
Website
kukuriku.org
Politics of Croatia
Political parties
Elections

The Kukuriku coalition (Croatian: Kukuriku koalicija) is a political alliance in Croatia formed in 2010. It consists of four centre-left and centrist parties in the Croatian Parliament: Social Democratic Party of Croatia, Croatian People's Party – Liberal Democrats, Istrian Democratic Assembly, and Croatian Party of Pensioners.

Their somewhat facetious name Kukuriku, meaning 'cock-a-doodle-doo', was taken from a restaurant of the same name in Kastav, where they first convened in July 2009,[1] became well known,[2] and eventually became the coalition's official name.[3][4]

Members[edit]

Ivan Jakovčić, Zoran Milanović, Radimir Čačić and Silvano Hrelja announcing the formation of the Kukuriku coalition on 15 July 2011.

The coalition consists of four centre-left parties in Parliament:

History[edit]

The idea of a joint party list of the main centre-left parties SDP and HNS-LD was discussed in the 2007 general election, however ultimately each party contested the election separately.[5] The election resulted in HDZ forming the Sanader II cabinet and SDP returning to Opposition. After the resignation of Prime Minister Ivo Sanader the three parties: SDP, HNS-LD and IDS; started discussing the possibility of contesting the next general election more extensively.[6] On November 23, 2010 the three parties along with HSU signed a declaration "Alliance for Change" officially confirming their intention of a joint appearance in the next election.[7]

On September 15, 2011, the coalition officially presented their manifesto for the 2011 general election called "Plan 21" in Zagreb.[3][4] On 4 December 2011 the Kukuriku coalition won an absolute majority in the country's parliamentary election.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zašto baš 'Kukuriku koalicija'?". dnevnik.hr (in Croatian). 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  2. ^ "Kukuriku koalicija zajedno izlazi na sljedeće izbore". Slobodna Dalmacija (in Croatian). 2010-11-08. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 
  3. ^ a b "Kukuriku koalicija: Ukinut ćemo POVLAŠTENE mirovine zastupnicima! 'Plan 21'". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). 2011-09-15. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  4. ^ a b "Program Kukuriku koalicije: Rast BDP-a od 2 do 4%, manji doprinosi, ukidanje povlaštenih mirovina" (in Croatian). SEEbiz.eu. 2011-09-15. Retrieved 2011-09-15. Kukuriku koalicija je savez četiriju stranaka koje zaokupljaju slične vrijednosti i kojima je zajednički cilj - probuditi hrvatske potencijale i stvoriti ekonomski stabilnu Hrvatsku u kojoj žive zadovoljni građani, opisuje se oporba te pojašnjava što je Plan 21. 
  5. ^ "Antunović - Pusić: Zajedno protiv HDZ-a". jutarnji.hr (in Croatian). 26 February 2007. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  6. ^ Milanović okupio opoziciju, Poslovni dnevnik
  7. ^ SDP, HNS, IDS i HSU izlaze na izbore kao ‘savez za promjene’, Poslovni dnevnik

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