OCTOBER 29 2011 10:22h
The SDP member Zeljko Jovanovic has no immunity. By the decision of Credentials and Privileges Commission this MP will be accused for a verbal act. This is the first time in the modern history of Parliament that one of the MPs could legally be responsible for something he said. And Jovanovic said that HDZ was a crime organization.
And HDZ has to be severely punished, at the elections, for the act of taking the Jovanovic’s immunity. But the problems are the elections and the 4th of December that is getting closer.
Furthermore, from the perspective of the election campaign beginning, HDZ is loaded with the numerous financial affairs and the fact that their former president is kept in Remetinec, this act is, for their voters, a clear shot, coming right on time. Why?
One of the many stories was published this Thursday - the statement of penitent Mladen Barisic, the former HDZ secretary, about 2 million euros dragged from Arena Zagreb construction, for the party needs. It has sense, what suits HDZ the most? Stories about ‘’milking’’ of the state finances or about lifting the immunity of the SDP member for calling HDZ the crime organization?
HDZ is aware of one thing. They have nothing to lose so they play for all or nothing. They will fight back using all sources, call each other reds, communists, partisans and Yugoslavs, lift the immunities, break the democratic rules, just to attract their voters to vote in a larger number as possible. So if it is necessary, they will tread on democracy.
HDZ is aware that this is, no matter how dangerous, just a public show; let’s face it, who will charge Jovanovic for his statements, especially if Kukuriku coalition wins the elections? This is a show prepared for their voters who have been stigmatized after the revelation of numerous affairs.
Lifting Jovanovic’s immunity, except the fact that it turns the attention from the real subject that had been happening for all those years, is a message to HDZ voter, a regular citizen, who carries a large stigma in public because of the head of the party. HDZ is aware that the voters are not stupid. It has to attract them to the ballot boxes. The only target they can hit is a person who had called HDZ members the criminals, as for those regular citizens (despite the fact that Jovanovic wasn’t thinking about the regular citizens).