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Croatian Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic addresses a news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, March 1, 2016. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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ZAGREB (Reuters) - The conservative HDZ party, the biggest in Croatia's ruling centre-right coalition, said on Tuesday it would file a no-confidence motion against technocrat Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic, whom they had helped install less than five months ago.

"This party is not functional. We can pursue reforms only with new people. There is still time for new, homogenous and reshuffled government," said Deputy Prime Minister and head of the HDZ party Tomislav Karamarko.

The HDZ is expected to file the motion later on Tuesday. The vote is expected to take place at the end of next week.

(Reporting by Igor Ilic; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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