Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations at the Council of Ministers in the technical mandate Mirko Šarović said Tuesday he was ready to be the new chairman of the Council of Ministers if an adequate parliamentary majority was created.
Šarović pointed out that new Council of Ministers not being formed for some time was possible, and that the SDS would not stand aside.
“Everything is possible. I have a feeling this failure will last as the existing political parties cannot establish the chemistry, i.e. to constitute the new Council of Ministers, in which case other solutions will be sought,” said Šarović, who is also the leader of the SDS.
He announced that the party would talk with other political parties and added that he was ready to be the new chairman of the Council of Ministers if an adequate parliamentary majority was created.
The only ones to blame for the institutional crisis in BiH and the failure to form a new Council of Ministers are the SDS and the SDA, Radovan Kovačević, SNSD spokesman, told SRNA.
“They will try to do everything to prevent the SNSD and our coalition, as electoral winners from Republika Srpska, from becoming an integral part of the new Council of Ministers, i.e. our man to be the chairman,” Kovačević believes.
He added the SDA saw the SDS as the only acceptable partner from Republika Srpska, which, as he said, “was forced into power at the BiH level in the past terms of office as an electoral loser.”
“Mirko Šarović /Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations at the Council of Ministers in caretaking capacity and SDS leader/ must finally understand that the authorities are elected by the citizens and that the citizens of Republika Srpska have elected Milorad Dodik /a Serb member of the BiH Presidency and the SNSD leader/, the SNSD and our coalition, clearly telling him and the entire SDS they did not want them event close to the power, let alone to be holders of authorities,” Kovačević said.
Looking back at the vital entity interest Dodik used over him being outvoted in the Presidency of BiH, he said that it was obvious that SDS people could not understand the basic political principles.
“Not being outvoted is Republika Srpska’s vital interest and not to allow anyone to interfere with the internal affairs of sovereign countries, as we also do not allow anyone to interfere with the internal affairs of Republika Srpska. We do not want to create enemies, who would later do everything to harm Srpska, over the issues which are not of Republika Srpska’s concern,” Kovačević believes.
He added that the SDA and the SDS created such opportunity for Croatia by hindering the construction of the Pelješac Bridge, which could later take it out on Trgovska Gora and prevent the construction of the Sava Bridge in Gradiška.
“The SNSD practices a serious and responsible policy over which the citizens have elected us. We will solve all outstanding issues via dialogue, and soon the construction of the bridge on the Sava River in Gradiška will begin, while the disposal of nuclear waste on Trgovska Gora will be disabled and the issue will be resolved in favour of Republika Srpska,” said Kovačević.
He reminded that the Council of Ministers, where Dragan Mektić /Minister of Security/ and Igor Crnadak /Minister of Foreign Affairs/ still hold the seats, could have done a lot about Trgovska Gora in the past term of office, current caretaking capacity, but they did not do a thing, they were only sitting instead and waiting for this issue to be resolved by itself, while the institutions of Republika Srpska did everything to prevent the disposal of nuclear waste.
“The institutions of Srpska, now strengthened by Serb member of the BiH Presidency Milorad Dodik, will solve this issue in favour of Republika Srpska and its citizens,” Kovačević said.