Conservative HDZ party wants PM Oreskovic to step down

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Posted: Jun 07, 2016 5:06 AM

ZAGREB (Reuters) - The conservative HDZ party, the biggest in Croatia's ruling center-right coalition, said on Tuesday it would file a no-confidence motion against technocrat Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic, whom they had helped install less than five months ago.

"This government is not functional. We can pursue reforms only with new people. There is still time for new, homogenous and reshuffled government," said Deputy Prime Minister and head of the HDZ party Tomislav Karamarko.

The HDZ is expected to file the motion later on Tuesday. The vote is expected to take place at the end of next week.

(This version of the story corrects quote in paragraph 2 to say .. This government ..not.. This party)

(Reporting by Igor Ilic; Editing by Angus MacSwan)