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Former Prime Minister, Social Democrat Zoran Milanovic was elected President in a runoff election on January 5, beating the incumbent conservative Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic with 52.7 percent to 47.3 percent of votes.
Constitutional Court President Miroslav Separovic said on that occasion that it was paramount for the court to stick to what he had sworn to do.
"There is no external pressure to encourage change; the [European] Commission, for example, has abolished the anti-corruption reports it once had."
Responsibility for the fight, Ivkovic Novokmet said, had fallen on institutions now firmly in the hands of the conservative Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, in power since January 2016.
Five people, including Poledica, were arrested in the follow-up of pre-trial proceedings for abuse of the public company "Railway Infrastructure".
The Prosecutor's Office for Organized Crime said that the prosecutor had issued an order to investigate Miroljub Jevtic, Branimir Alimpic, Zoran Stanojevic, Mirko Medo, Predrag Curcic and Miodrag Poledica.