Siljanovska Davkova: We lack constitutional patriotism

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Identity is not tied to history or culture, but to principles and values. It is European to remind those of the European Union of the fundamental values ​​and principles. If they behave like that, then we will believe in the future in the European Union, said presidential candidate Gordana Siljanovska Davkova in tonight's address from the "Metodia Andonov Cento" square in the center of Prilep.

- The European Union is superior by respecting European values ​​and principles. We need something, and that is constitutional patriotism. It does not mean to swear by the Constitution and it does not mean that you should constantly change it, but that you should defend the principles and values ​​of the Constitution. It is an internal issue as the European constitution is an important issue, I mean the EU treaty and the charter of fundamental rights. So the president must always remind everyone of the domestic Constitution of national law, but also of international law and European law, said Siljanovska Davkova.

The integration process, as he said, needs to be made concrete, and that means European life on Macedonian soil, European standards on Macedonian soil, and not just EU and NATO commitments, pro-Europeans, anti-Europeans. Analyze who is for Europe according to their behavior and who is against it. They don't do anything European.

- The president must, before any important decision for Macedonia, first come to the parliament, agree with the opposition, with all coalition partners, first with the Government. That's the only way he will behave statefully. I think the same about our foreign policy. We did not make a name for ourselves with ambassadors. The president, yes, appoints them, but he does not have the discretionary right here to send those whom the leader of the party, or those from the party, will suggest to him to send out, even without asking the Parliament. My proposals for ambassadors will be tied to those who not only meet the average, but are above it, Siljanovska Davkova said.

He added, there must be people's offices through which the president will hear the problems of the citizens and their suggestions. The president also has an important obligation in the creation of an independent judiciary through the Judicial Council. There must be a youth council around the president.

- The situation we are in is far from European, far from European standards. There is no rule of law, but the rule of a small group of people. Power is concentrated not only in a few, but only in the Government. If there are no policies created, there will be no implemented programs. And so came the assessment from Freedom House that says "a cyclical hybrid regime going round and round. We have a dependent, politicized and partisan judiciary, we have a Constitutional Court that does not protect the constitution and laws. We have weak institutions and too strong individuals. Responsible people must come. If you ask me what I can do, I will tell you - what the president did not do, said Siljanovska Davkova.

He emphasized that hate speech does not suit any serious party, but it does not suit a social democratic party at all.

- It is a speech of some extreme right that is served with patriarchy and parochialism, and that is how it looks at women and adults. For me age means wisdom, knowledge, experience. Don't be afraid for me, I'm perfectly fine, both mentally and physically. I am ready for a debate, but there are no candidates for a debate. They only announce, but do not appear in front of responsible journalists, said Siljanovska Davkova.

The leader of VMRO-DPMNE Hristijan Mickoski emphasized that Professor Siljanovska Davkova is the solution for the president of the state.

- She is a woman with principles who unwaveringly believes in justice, in values ​​and in Macedonia, who has her own attitude, which someone may like or not, but she fights for it to the end, because she believes in it, said Mickoski .

Gordana Siljanovska Davkova, he added, has shown loyalty to her principles and is one of the best experts and connoisseurs of constitutional law and the political system, things that have been mercilessly trampled on by this government these years.

- Macedonia needs a president, not a DUI scumbag. Times are tough, but the choice has never been clearer. The rounding up for number 2 and the support for Gordana Siljanovska Davkova in these presidential elections means an election for Macedonia that will be proud again, for Macedonia that will have firm attitudes and a spine that will not bend, Mickoski told the people of Prilep.

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