Croatian prime minister resigns

Deputy expected to replace Ivo Sanader, who has announced his retirement from politics.

    Sanader has led the Croatian government since 2003, winning a second term in 2007 [EPA]

    Croatian media has not yet reported a reason for Sanader's decision, but he faced growing economic troubles, with the country's GDP falling 6.7 per cent in the first quarter - the biggest drop in 10 years.

    The conservative leader has led the government since 2003, winning a second term in November 2007.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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