Samir Haj Barakat Begins Campaign for Našice Mayor

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Slobodan Kadic
Slobodan Kadic

Peđa Grbin, President of the SDP, Sabina Glasovac, Vice President of the Parliament and Vice President of the SDP, Domagoj Hajduković, President of the SDP County Organization of Osijek-Baranja County and Member of the Croatian Parliament, and Romana Nikolić, Member of Parliament, all came out in support of Haj Barakat.


Slobodan Kadic

Samir Haj Barakat presented a strategy with a clear vision of the city as it should look in the next eight to ten years, a city with a university, a developed economy, incubators, and successful tourism. It is a city from which residents are emigrating. Entire young families are leaving due to lack of jobs and insecurity, and Našice is losing its cultural identity.

“Pejačević Square used to be written on the beautiful square that is being renovated. Along with Virovitica, only Našice has the right to have a square of that name. Now that square is called Dr. Franjo Tudjman Square. We do not think that he does not deserve his square, but we do think that the main square should be Pejačević for historical reasons. As a city councilor, I asked for tourist panels to be set up in the city, and the government put a fountain instead and showed where they see the development of Našice, not in the west, but in the east,” Haj Barakat explained, emphasizing that the slogan “Heart to change” was chosen because the mind can be manipulated, but not the heart, just as the Croatian defenders defended the homeland with their heart and courage.


Slobodan Kadic

He also believes that it is necessary to encourage demographic recovery with free kindergartens and extended school stays, but also turning to eco-agriculture, opening a youth center, multicultural center, sports development, building a retirement home, encouraging energy efficiency to create the conditions for job creation, building a modern European society and city based on innovation, excellence and fostering diversity.


Slobodan Kadic

“Believing in Našice, which consists of hardworking, good and capable people, but also those disappointed, devalued and humiliated, with a pure heart and clear mind, I am ready to become mayor to change our city and make it the most beautiful and best city to live. Allow me to give our city a heart for change, a future that does not exist now,” said Haj Barakat.

Peđa Grbin pointed out the pride in having people like Dr. Haj Barakat in their ranks, who work diligently for society’s benefit and offer changes for the better.


Slobodan Kadic

“Neither Samir nor I see politics as the realization of their personal ambitions. If you are a doctor, you do not enter politics because of some personal status or to live more comfortably, but to redirect your will, energy, and knowledge to your community’s betterment. The community’s betterment also means ensuring that the people of Našice pay for utilities at an acceptable price and not, as now, to pay for almost the most expensive water in Croatia. The betterment of the community means that the mayor works from morning to night to attract investors, entrepreneurs and provide jobs for fellow citizens,” said Grbin, adding that the great problem of Našice is the emigration of young families where the government offers excuses and never answers.

Sabina Glasovac from Našice has known Samir Haj Barakat her whole life because they grew up together. She appreciates him because he has remained a great man and an exceptional doctor all this time.


Slobodan Kadic

“Competitors scare voters by saying if they elect Samir Haj Barakat as mayor, they will lose a good doctor. I guarantee you won’t. Samir has so much energy, serenity, determination, and will to be successful on both sides, and he will not be the first mayor who will skillfully combine both,” concluded Glasovac.


Slobodan Kadic

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