Grabar-Kitarović Defends Decision to Avoid Election Debates

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ZAGREB, December 12 2019 – Commenting on presidential candidate Zoran Milanović’s criticism that she was cowardly evading debates of presidential candidates, President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, who is running for a second term in office, said on Wednesday that she was in favour of debating election platforms but that Milanović had none.

“Debates? Show the minimum respect to our people, tell them what you are offering, how you see the future of this nation and this state, and formulate it into a decent document so that we can compare our platforms,” Grabar-Kitarović wrote on Twitter.

“Tell people which areas you would work on, what initiatives or policy proposals you have, what your social and state priorities are. Platforms rather than threats and noise,” she said in a subsequent post.

Milanovic accused Grabar-Kitarović of “cowardly evading debates” after earlier this week she turned down invitations by Nova TV, RTL and N1 to a televised debate involving presidential candidates.

“In all democratic countries debates between presidential candidates are an integral part of the election campaign and Croatia is no exception. Former presidents Stjepan Mesić and Ivo Josipović did not shun debates with their rivals either,” Milanović said.

More news about presidential elections can be found in the Politics section.


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