President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović announcing her candidacy for a second mandate (Photo: Sandra Simunovic/PIXSELL) President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović announcing her candidacy for a second mandate (Photo: Sandra Simunovic/PIXSELL)

She said that in the past five years she has fulfilled her duties as president together with citizens, responsibly and with pride.

“We had centuries of strength to survive in our Homeland, to defend ourselves from Greater Serbian aggression, and now we need to find the strength and prudence to renew the vitality of our nation,” said President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović.

The President noted that she began her first mandate with belief in the great potential of Croatia as a strong and proud country.

“In a second mandate I am determined to continue to firmly lead Croatia in the direction of active and responsible international policy. I will continue to be the guarantor of national sovereignty, to preserve our national identity and our way of life. Croatia fought hard for its freedom, and thus we are indebted to those that gave everything for it, but also those that are still coming, our children, to build a society in which every Croatian person will achieve all of their potentials and live with dignity. Croatia by the measure of a person, that is my goal,” said the President.

“Therefore I am ready, together with you to build an optimistic, self-confident, inclusive and proud Croatia, a Croatia that believes in itself and creates a better future,” said President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović to the applause of those present.

President Grabar-Kitarović noted that she announced the decision to run again for the honorable and responsible duty, with a wish to continue on the path of unity and a better Croatia.

Source: HRT