Croatian PM faces no-confidence vote

AP News
Posted: Oct 27, 2010 5:58 AM
Croatian PM faces no-confidence vote

Croatian Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor is facing a no-confidence vote in Parliament, with the opposition complaining about Croatia's economic decline and corruption in the upper echelons of her party.

Kosor, who came to power 15 months ago, is expected to survive Wednesday's vote since her conservative Croatian Democratic Union has a majority in parliament.

Zoran Milanovic, leader of the strongest opposition Social Democrats, says Kosor's government is "a shame for Croatia and it has to go."

Kosor says she is determined to carry out her reforms, including a program for economic recovery and the country's bid to join the European Union.