Leader of Croatia's conservative HDZ party resigns

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Posted: Jun 21, 2016 4:41 AM

ZAGREB (Reuters) - The Head of Croatia's conservative HDZ party, the biggest in a collapsed center-right coalition, resigned on Tuesday after failing to form a new cabinet.

"I promised the party that I will be able to form a new parliamentary majority, which I failed to achieve," Tomislav Karamarko said.

The HDZ last week brought down technocrat Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic after falling out with him and a junior coalition partner over a conflict of interest case involving Karamarko.

(Reporting by Igor Ilic; editing by Giles Elgood)