ZAGREB, May 20, 2019 – The opposition MOST party on Sunday held its final rally for next weekend’s European Parliament elections under the slogan “A country worth fighting for”, saying its candidates would fight in the European Union for Croatian interests and a better life in Croatia.
“Each of our 12 candidates is going to Brussels to fight for their country, their people. While the goal of others is to bow down in order to grab a position, our goal is to proudly and equally represent our people,” said party leader Božo Petrov, who also heads the MOST slate for the EP elections.
Twenty-eight years ago, the Croatian people opted in a referendum for a sovereign and independent Croatia, he said, adding that he wants to live in a Croatia it which one does not need party membership, but knowledge and ability.
Noting that many young people were emigrating to Germany and Ireland, Petrov urged people to vote next Sunday “and create an opportunity for a happy, honourable and proud Croatia.”
The party’s political secretary, Nikola Grmoja, said it was time to openly rebel “against the gilded youth which eats with a golden spoon at our expense.” He urged citizens to go to the polls, saying that next Sunday was a chance “to start dethroning the Brussels prince Plenković,” referring to Prime Minister Andrej Plenković.
“Croatia is worth fighting for, all of you here are worth fighting for, your families are worth fighting for. So let’s do all it takes so that those who will truly fight are elected to the European Parliament.”
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