Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader said on Sunday his withdrawal from politics last year had been a mistake and announced a more active role in his ruling party, defeated in last week's presidential election.
Sanader quit unexpectedly as prime minister last July without giving an explanation. He was succeeded by his former deputy, Jadranka Kosor, who took over both the government and the ruling conservative HDZ party.
Sanader did not specify if his political revival would be focused only on party affairs or if his ambitions went beyond that. However, he indicated he might take up his role as a parliamentary deputy after mid-January. The people in Croatia are shocked .