Vice-president of VMRO-DPMNE
Professor Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova’s great election success on Sunday is the best proof that the country is heading in the right direction! Gordana Siljanovska’s success is due to her clear message that Macedonia needs justice. All of the people’s anger and disappointment was gathered in one simple message. All the betrayed expectations, all the anger and all the disappointment gathered. It is exactly those angry, disappointed and forgotten ones who supported Gordana and who will bring her victory in the second round. Because there is corruption in Macedonia instead of justice, instead of justice there is a politically pressed justice system, instead of justice there is a lazy and unreformed public administration, instead of justice there is lawlessness, instead of justice there is a shameful change of the Constitution in order to change the constitutional name. Instead of justice, there is injustice!
In these two weeks to the second round of May 5, I expect additional energy released in the hope that justice could be possible! Many who are disappointed and think that nothing can be changed, and who in their disappointment thought that Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova could not win because there is an artificial coalition on the other side where, for the first time in the history of the country, there are three Albanian parties, one of the largest – DUI, decided not to have their own candidate for president and give its support to the SDSM candidate from the very start. They were the ones that saw on Sunday that Gordana could win, and will win their votes in the second round. On Sunday, SDSM, DUI, DPA and the rest of them were defeated. Not their supporters or members, but their leaders, with whom the citizens are dissatisfied. A huge mass of people, disappointed by Zaev’s government that stayed home and decided to punish him, the same mass of people on May 5 will support Siljanovska-Davkova in order to get justice in Macedonia!
Hope has been restored in every village and every town, Gordana can win despite artificial coalitions because she has a coalition with the people, and that’s the strongest kind of coalition. All citizens have the decision in their own hands whether they want Zaev and his incompetent team to continue to destroy and deny Macedonia, to rob and disfigure it, or to give Gordana a chance to fight for the transition to end, for the figures from the transition past to leave, and finally to build the new institutions on democratic grounds, to fight for the Macedonian name, to fight for the suppression of corruption, for regular and higher pensions, for the dignity of farmers, for lower taxes for freelancers and IT industry, for lower taxes for small and medium-sized enterprises, for foreign support for their exports and find new markets, to fight so young people see their future here, so that the doctors are satisfied and don’t leave the country, to fight for the rights of textile workers, fight for justice for all!
What is especially pleasing after Sunday’s elections is that Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova received huge support from the Macedonian population. The ratio is far ahead in Gordana’s favor! But it also received majority support from smaller ethnic communities – Turks, Roma, Serbs, Vlachs, Bosniaks, Egyptians and all others. It’s very important. Very. They show that there is no justice for them, even though Zaev tells them lies in the past few years. They are also disappointed with corruption, nepotism, economic ruin, poor prospects for young people, cuts and delays in pensions, ruined agriculture, stopped foreign investment, are disappointed with the inability of Zaev and this government.
The excellent result of Professor Blerim Reka must also be emphasized and congratulated. Albanians in Macedonia have shown they too want change. That they are dissatisfied with Zaev’s government who does not bring justice to the Albanians and want him to leave. Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova will be their president as well, because the plight of all citizens is the same. And it will be easier to resolve if this power falls. In the next few days she will reach out to them, talk and introduce them to show them that SDSM is running a dark campaign against her, which is not based on anything true. Gordana will show them that she will bring justice for all.
There is a period of intensified meetings in every village and every city up to May 5th, with every Macedonian, Albanian, Turk, Vlach, Roma, Serb, Bosniak, with anyone who wants to hear Gordana and receive her message.
Macedonia has been dysfunctional and humiliated in these last two years, the citizens are dishonored and humiliated, and this is why it strikes back against the injustice inflicted by Zaev’s dishonest and capitulating policies. Justice for Macedonia both at home and abroad is possible.
The victory of Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova is an introduction to the fall of this government and the scheduling of early general elections! Elections that will force Zaev and his government to leave. Let’s take the first step on May 5th. Let’s not wait for the end of June when all of Europe tells Zaev that he is not capable and must go away. Unfortunately, for Macedonia in June there will be no date for starting accession negotiations with the EU. Second year in a row. Because in Macedonia there is no justice and poor living conditions. The capitulatory name change is worth nothing. On the contrary, the question arises why did Zaev do it? Perhaps for material privileges. Therefore, let’s not waste time and save what can be saved this year. And President Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova and the VMRO-DPMNE-led government can deliver reforms and justice to catch the December train and start accession negotiations with the EU by New Year’s. Let’s distance ourselves from the Balkan swamp! Let’s move forward. Therefore, on May 5, we must come out in large numbers and support Gordana Siljanovska become the first woman President to restore justice in Macedonia. Let’s strike back!
Views expressed in this article are personal views of the author and do not represent the editorial policy of Nezavisen Vesnik