Zeljko Glasnovic – Dissecting Illegality of Croatian Elections 2020

General Zeljko Glasnovic

When voter popularity for a Political Party desperately seeking to keep power, such as Croatian Democratic Union/HDZ in Croatia, hits the bottom of the barrel then electoral fraud is a possibility one cannot discount nor ignore. Democracy would have us believe and trust that elections are and must be free and fair, free of fraud and corruption in particular. We have seen and see electoral fraud almost everywhere; some get away with it, some do not. Post-communist countries such as Croatia have, like other former communist countries, seen electoral fraud being suppressed even though its shocking existence, and alleged existence, has regularly upset the voters to that point where voter turnout at elections is dismal. There is a prevalent view among voters in Croatia that goes something like this: “What’s the use of voting when we know that the results will be manipulated in favour of big parties…”.

In July 2020 elections for Representatives in the Croatian Parliament barely 17% of the total electorate voted in favour of HDZ amidst a low voter turnout in general. This meant that HDZ could, just, form a minority government in coalition with other minor parties. This also meant that the war for power meant that every single parliamentary seat was of crucial importance for HDZ. And now, I turn to the 11th Electorate where three parliamentary seats in the Croatian Parliament are secured by the Constitution of the country. This is the special electorate for Croatian citizens living outside of Croatia; their voice within the Croatian Parliament. Every one of those seats was crucial for HDZ and even though, for example, retired General Zeljko Glasnovic, heading the List of Independent candidates for that electorate, some of which live abroad, received the largest number of preferential votes, he did not get in. Who got in were three candidates from the HDZ list on account of d’hondt method of vote distribution! But be that as it may, the election results announced for the 11th Electorate hit the ground with widespread allegations of electoral fraud and desperate undertakings by HDZ to ensure all three seats go to it, otherwise it could not form a government, not even a minority one! Even with Croatian Electoral Commission using d’hondt’s method to allocate seats, retired General Zeljko Glasnovic was missing 11 votes to win a seat in Croatian Parliament outright, even though he received significantly higher number of preferential votes than any of the three HDZ candidates who whittled into the Parliamentary seats for the 11th Electorate.

And so, for the first time in Croatia’s history from independence in 1991, from seceding from communist Yugoslav, we finally have in Croatia concrete measures being taken with view to inspecting the actual ballot papers from Bosnia and Herzegovina part of the 11th Electorate and ascertaining upon hard evidence whether the allegations of electoral fraud are actually substantiated. Heading this process is retired General Zeljko Glasnovic, who has been a tireless advocate for decommunization of Croatia and that includes taking positive measures in attempts to stamp out electoral fraud.

According to the Press Release (see below) issued recently on behalf of retired General Zeljko Glasnovic several irregularities that irrefutably point to electoral fraud in at least two polling stations within the 11th Electorate have been found. This fact is unacceptable and certainly points to illegalities in the July 2020 Elections in Croatia. How this will all pan out and whether the Croatian authorities will take this on board and do the right thing for democracy is yet to be seen.

Based on the above findings it seems obvious that at least in the 11th Electorate Croatian General Elections 2020 were rigged. Manipulation of ballot papers appears to have given false election results and Croatian citizens living abroad have ended up without a representative in the Croatian Parliament of their choice!

Croatian people are convinced that corruption is widespread, including electoral fraud, and they all have stories to tell, either from their own experience or heard from others, including the media. They are frustrated because so little is being done about the situation, and because they feel helpless and see themselves as being played for fools. Many cynically believe that in order to get along they have to “play the game”— that “the System” compels them to do so. Hence, I, for one, am encouraged by this investigation into the alleged electoral fraud in Croatia by retired General Zeljko Glasnovic.

Below is the Press Release mentioned above translated into English:

“7 October 2020

On behalf of retired General Zeljko Glasnovic:

Press release regarding the illegality of the elections in 11th Constituency and illegality of the Croatian Parliament

The Head of the Independent List for the 11th Constituency (Zeljko Glasnovic) informs the Croatian and world public and the institutions of the Republic of Croatia and the EU that he has obtained irrefutable evidence that the elections for the 11th Constituency in the last elections (July 2020) for the 10th Assembly of the Croatian Parliament were illegal and that new elections for the Croatian Parliament must be called urgently.

Confirmed by the published General Elections results and as it is by now well-known, Zeljko Glasnovic, who headed the Independent List for the 11th Constituency at July 2020 Parliamentary elections, ended up 11 votes short for an outright win of a mandate. 

His Independent list No.10 promptly lodged objections and the State Electoral Commission (SEC/DIP) was informed of irregularities and in particular of irregularities at polling stations 26 (Mostar) and 34 (Livno). Namely, at polling station 26, 3,423 voters allegedly voted, which means that it took 25 seconds per voter to vote, which is almost impossible. At polling station 34, according to the statements of three members of the polling station committee, Zeljko Glasnovic’s independent list was denied 11 votes.

Unfortunately, all our objections were swiftly rejected.

Pursuant to the law on the Right to Access Information, soon after the elections and the official publication of the election results, we requested access to the entire documentation including the ballot papers.

Three persons, authorised by Zeljko Glasnovic, inspected the documentation on 23-25 ​​September 2020, after which they processed the available documents.

Prior to the inspection, these three persons were received by the Vice President of the SEC/DIP, Ana Lovrin and others, and requested that an official record be kept of everything. However, such a request was denied. The inspection took place in the basement hallway. All available ballot boxes were found unsealed and opened, and ballot papers and other documentation from polling station 34 (Livno) were in piles on the table and the boxes were missing. When we asked why the boxes were opened and the documents taken out, the officials answered that they had to open them “to see what was inside”. We consider this to be illegal and took photographs of everything for the purposes of factual documentation.

During the inspection of boxes from the Mostar polling station No. 26, 5 invalid ballots were found among the valid ballots, namely ballot serial numbers: 033868, 034318, 034136, 034657 and 035184.

When inspecting the documentation with Livno polling station No. 34, the following irregularities were found:

  • box with unused leaflets serial numbers 15501 – 16000 (500 ballot papers) was found open although it should not have been opened and the said serial numbers were marked in blue and difficult to read;
  • by examining the contents of the box with unused ballot papers, it was found that among the unused ballot papers serial numbers from 15501 to 16000, 7 “inserted” ballots were found, which do not belong to that polling station or to that ballot box. Namely, numbers 089494 (found filed in place of serial number 016070), 089495 (found filed in place of serial number 016175), 089496 (slotted in where 016222 should have been), 089500 (slotted in where 016358 should have been), 089497 (slotted in where 016373 should have been), 089498 (slotted in where 016420 should have been), and 089499 (slotted in where 015011 should have been). The said ballot papers that were taken out of the unused ballot papers box and replaced by “other” ballot paper were found among the valid ballots (counted as valid by the SEC/DIP).
  • Among the valid ballots another “inserted” ballot paper from the 11th Constituency, serial number 003829 was found.
  • It was further established that 9 ballot papers of serial numbers (015001 – 016500) were missing, namely ballot papers serial numbers 015115, 015179, 015362, 015542, 015747, 015786, 015854, 015887 and 015929.
  • the determined situation in the Minutes record does not correspond to the number and the distribution of valid and invalid ballots
  • An irregularity was observed in the sequence of use of ballot papers. And so, we have serial numbers 015001 to 015094 (except serial number 015011 which was pulled out and replaced by an “insert”) that are unused, and after that sequence starting with number 015095 to 015676 were used (except for the “missing” 015115, 015179, 015362, 015542, 015747, 015786, 015854, 015887, 015929), followed again by a series of unused serial numbers 015677 to 015701, and then again a series of used from serial numbers 015702 to 016000 (except “missing” serial numbers 015747, 015786, 015854, 015887, 015929).
  • Further, we found a series of serial numbers no. 016001 to 016500 unused ballot papers (except extracted series numbers 16070, 16175, 16222, 16358 and 16373 and 16420, and replaced by the above-mentioned “inserted” ballot papers), and this series of 500 ballot papers was supposed to be in a sealed box.
  • Examination revealed an increase in the number of invalid ballots, the number of votes per list does not match the official Minutes record.

We emphasise that we asked for a few more days for further analysis of polling station 26 (Mostar), but this was not permitted.

It is important to emphasise that the ballot papers and Minutes record from polling station 34 (Livno) were found on the table in piles, not in boxes.

At the end, we asked the SEC/DIP not to destroy the election materials, but they informed us in writing that the SEC/DIP will act “in accordance with the Regulations on the protection and processing of archival and registry material created in the work performed by SEC/DIP and other bodies for elections and referendums.” Therefore, we conclude that there is a danger of the ballot papers being destroyed within 60 days from the day of the official publication of the election results.

In Zagreb on October 7, 2020.

under the authority of General Zeljko Glasnovic

Mate Knezović, Lawyer”

Ina Vukic

CLICK HERE FOR The PRESS RELEASE IN THE CROATIAN LANGUAGE/ OBJAVA ZA JAVNOST NA HRVATSKOM JEZIKU

Ina Vukic – Biography and How to Vote In Croatian Elections

Ina Vukic, June 2020

Election campaigning silence for the Croatian Parliamentary elections (4th and 5th July) starts from midnight Thursday 2nd July. As all who have visited my blog are aware, I am a candidate on the Election List No 10, for the 11th Electorate (representing Croats of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Croatian Diaspora worldwide). List 10 is the Independent List Zeljko Glasnovic. I am certain that all of you in my blogger circles will understand and forgive my absence from corresponding with you during the past week. As such matters go, I have been very busy with the Election Campaign. I do, however feel the warmth presence of all of your creations in my heart and mind. I have been privileged with you and with worldwide readers who visit my blog portal on a regular basis. Thank you!

In the 100-second video presented here, in the Croatian language, I provide my brief biography. For the readers who do not speak the Croatian language the following statements in the video are translated:  

Ina Vukic:

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Disability including Mental Health, funded by the Australian Government, Sydney
  • Master of Psychology / two university degrees in psychology and a postgraduate degree (University of Zagreb, University of New South Wales and University of Sydney)
  • Accomplished specialist in clinical and political psychology
  • Management diploma from the Australian Institute of Management
  • Vice President of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in the Diaspora and Homeland / HAZUDD, based in Switzerland
  • The most prominent woman activist in the diaspora in the creation of an independent state of Croatia today
  • Awarded in 1995 by Dr. Franjo Tudjman with the Homeland War Memorial Medal and the Order of the Croatian Trefoil Medal for special merits and contribution in the creation of the democratic, Independent Republic of Croatia
  • Influential worldwide English-language blogger on Croatian truth and the transition from communism to democracy
  • Candidate on the Independent List Zeljko Glasnovic, List No. 10, for the 11th Electorate in the elections for members of the Croatian Parliament 2020.
  • Ina Vukić, who endured the many storms during her activist advocacy for Croats, was born on the island of Korčula and stands firmly on the defence barrier to continue tirelessly advocating for Croats.

 

VOTERS PLEASE REMEMBER, IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED TO VOTE BY 24th JUNE YOU ARE ENTITLED BY LAW TO REGISTER ON THE DAY YOU GO TO VOTE, EITHER ON 4th or 5th July 2020 BETWEEN 7.00 am and 7.00 pm AT YOUR NEAREST CROATIAN CONSULATE OR EMBASSY

 

HOW TO VOTE:

  1. CIRCLE THE NUMBER IN FRONT OF THE LIST (IN OUR CASE IT IS NUMBER 10/ INDEPENDENT LIST ZELJKO GLASNOVIC

  2. CIRCLE THE NUMBER IN FRONT OF THE CANDIDATE’S NAME ON THAT SAME LIST TO WHOM YOU WISH TO GIVE YOUR PREFERENTIAL VOTE

VOTE FOR LIST No. 10 – Independent List Zeljko Glasnovic – 11th Electorate

WE ARE YOUR VOICE!

 

Ina Vukić – biografija

Ina Vukić!

  • Glavna izvršna direktorica (CEO) za mentalno zdravlje i invaliditet financiranih od vlade Australije, Sydney
  • Magistar psihologije/ dvije sveučilišne diplome iz psihologije i poslijediplomska akademska sprema magistra (Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Sveučilište Novi južni Wales i Sydney sveučilište)
  • Usavršena stručnjakinja u kliničkoj i političkoj psihologiji
  • Manadžment diploma Australskog instituta upravljanja
  • Dopredsjednica Hrvatske akademije znanosti i umjetnosti u dijaspori i domovini/HAZUDD sa sjedištem u Švicarskoj
  • Najistaknutija žena aktivistica u iseljeništvu u stvaranju neovisne države Hrvatske današnjice
  • Odlikovana 1995. godine od strane Dr Franje Tuđmana Spomenicom domovinskog rata i Redom hrvatskog trolista za posebne zasluge i doprinose
  • Svjetski utjecajna blogerica na engleskom jeziku o Hrvatskoj istini i tranzicije iz komunizma u demokraciju
  • Kandidatkinja na Neovisnoj listi Željko Glasnović, Lista broj 10, za XI Izbornu jedinicu na izborima za zastupnike u Hrvatskome saboru 2020.
  • Ina Vukić, koja je izdržala bure tijekom svojih zalaganja za Hrvate rođena je na otoku Korčula i čvrsto stoji na braniku da neumorno se zalaže za Hrvate.

 

BIRAČI (GLASAČI) MOLIM NE ZABORAVITE, AKO SE NISTE USPJELI REGISTRIRATI ZA GLASANJE DO 24. LIPNJA TO PRAVO MOŽETE OSTVARITI PO ZAKONU NA SAM DAN KADA OTIĐETE GLASATI 4. ili 5. srpnja između 7.00 i 19.00 SATI U VAMA NAJBLIŽEM KONZULATU RH ILI VELEPOSLANSTVO.

UPUTE ZA GASANJE:

  1. ZAOKRUŽITE BROJ ISPRED IZBORNE LIST. NAŠA IZBORNA LISTA ŽELJKO GLASNOVIĆ JE LISTA BROJ 10. ZAOKRUŽITE BROJ 10 ISPRED IMENA NAŠE LISTE AKO ŽELITE GLASATI ZA NAS
  2. ZAOKRUŽITE BROJ ISPRED IMENA KANDIDATA ILI KANDIDATKINJE NA ISTOJ LISTI KOJOJ VI ŽELITE DATI SVOJ PREFERENCIJALNI GLAS, ZA OSOBU ZA KOJU VI ŽELITE OSOBNO GLASATI

GLASAJTE ZA LISTU 10 – NEOVISNA LISTA ŽELJKO GLASNOVIĆ – XI IZBORNA JEDINICA

MI SMO VAŠ GLAS!

Ina Vukic

Zvonko Busic Committed Suicide Because Of Croats Operating Like Zdravka Busic

 

Retired General Zeljko Glasnovic and his
Independent List of candidates for Croatian Parliament are
the only political force to reel in the positive changes for all Croatians in Croatia, in BiH , in the Diaspora

Croatians in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatians in the Diaspora – at this time of General Elections for the Croatian Parliament remember this: the only candidates running for you who deserves your vote are the candidates on the Independent List Zeljko Glasnovic. List Number 10.  I say that because it is retired General Zeljko Glasnovic who has been consistent and steadfast in pursuing in the Croatian Parliament all issues that benefit all Croatian people whether they live in Croatia or abroad. Those issues deal with the absolute need of fixing the entire government system and its departments that do not but must work to benefit all Croatian people, the entire judiciary, the entire economy, the employment laws to bring in stringent measures that would finally disable nepotism by which the current laws and practices are defined and chase Croatian people into emigration. Do not be fooled in Bosnia and Herzegovina by the candidates on HDZ and other lists. They have managed to swindle you into thinking that it is HDZ who is giving you money. They have not because any financial aid to BiH coming from Croatia is the money given by Croatian taxpayers, majority of whom are on the side of General Glasnovic’s attempts to make our lives normal and difficulty-free. After all, it was General Glasnovic and his activities to benefit you who forced the HDZ government in 2017 to pay out the arrears of HVO veterans’ pensions in BiH!

Do not be fooled by the candidates from the  other lists for the 11th Electorate. Candidates on List No. 10 are the only genuine candidates for for the betterment of Croatia. As for electorates I – X, for areas within Croatia proper: do not remove from your minds that it is and it was in the past 20 years the HDZ and SDP governments who ensured that multitudes of you are brought into a corner with no choice but to emigrate from Croatia in order to secure yourselves a living outside the failing Croatia. Just take one example (of many): Croatia is rich in farmland and agricultural land; Croatian farmers could feed the entire nation and beyond throughout the year, be the supplier of food to the significant Tourism industry, and yet Croatian farmers are either leaving the country in droves due to inability to supply and sell their produce in Croatia! HDZ in BiH has done the same damage.

In April 2018 Dr Jure Buric, Mayor of the city of Dubrovnik, Croatia, when Serb aggressors devastated the ancient and world heritage listed city, member of Croatian Parliament over the years after the end of Croatia’s Homeland War, handed in his longstanding membership in HDZ/Croatian Democratic Union party with a protest that said:

“You have become a ‘spiritual Chernobyl’ in the Croatian people.
We are leaving the party because we are ashamed of:
your arrogance,
your hypocrisy,
of your disparagement,
your inconsistencies,
your servitude,
your cowardice,
your greed for positions,
your renunciation of the laws of God.”

That sums up not only HDZ or SDP’s devastation of Croatian economy but also of all other political parties in Croatia or Bosnia and Herzegovina who have over time been in coalition with them – MOST/BRIDGE in particular.  Through the privatisation that occurred after the secession from Yugoslavia in both Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina in both of the countries the nations’ capital ended up in wrong hands, particularly in the hands of former communist operatives who became personally very wealthy on account of the corrupt privatisation process. Nepotism and political-affiliation driven employment market led to the sad reality of today that incompetent workers in key positions throughout secured themselves jobs that are far beyond their capacities and knowhow. 25 years or so of this means that today both Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina are sitting on a time-bomb about to explode.

Do not vote for HDZ, SDP and MOST at these elections! Your, your children’s and grandchildren’s lives will continue to plummet into poverty and desperate emigration.

And when it comes to Bosnia and Herzegovina / do not vote for HDZ, SDP or MOST. HDZ has again placed at its electoral list for 11th Electorate Zdravka Busic! Zdravka Busic has evidently for years used and abused her surname Busic and the glory for Croatian independence her late brother Zvonko Busic deserved and committed suicide becayse of people like Zdravka Busic who personally contributed to the devastation of both Croatia and Bosnia and Hercegovina when it comes to the rights of Croatian people and their welfare. Zdravka Busic used her surname for personal gain, thus securing positions in key government departments which devastated the nation and its care for the ordinary Croatian people and citizens.

Zvonko Busic suicide note
Source: Zvonko Busic book of memoirs and diaries “Zdravo oko sjećanja”, Večernji list, 2014

In his suicide note Zvonko Busic said: “I am sorry but I cannot stand the Plato’s cave anymore…Goodbye friends, goodbye relatives, goodbye all good Croats. Forgive me for everything, stay true to our original Croatia and protect our homeland Croatia.”

In Bosnia and Herzegovina and in the Diaspora, in the 11th Electorate vote for people for whom it is proven they will never stray away from the good and hard fight for all Croatian people. The list is headed by  and has candidates who are veterans and heroes of the Homeland War, it has candidates who have for over 30 years been staunch and loud activists for equal right of all Croatian people no matter where they live, candidates who have professional experience in the developed democracies of the world in state administration, in health care, in legislation, in business development, to only name a few.

Candidates for Croatian General Elections
4th and 5th July 2020 on “Independent List Zeljko Glasnovic
From left front row! Marko Juric, Zeljko Glasnovic, Ina Vukic, Mate Knezovic Back row from left: Milena Matic, Tomislav Sunic, Marina Sunić-Zakman, Elizabeta Mađarevi, Srecko Telar
Candidates not on photo: Marko Perkovic, Martina Ćurić, Franjo Miroslav Perkovic, Marina Sabljic, Kresimir Tabak,

Vote for List No. 10 / Independent List Zeljko Glasnovic. These independent candidates have armed themselves with determination and knowledge to:

  • Change the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia and include in its Historical Foundations the role and immense value and key role of Croats from Bosnia and Herzegovina and from the Diaspora in the creation of the independent state of Croatia;

 

  • Bring about a total overhaul and fix Public Administration system so that it serves the people, all people not just the politically suitable;

 

  • Bring about a total overhaul and fix of the Judiciary;

 

  • Bring about a total overhaul and fix of the Croatian economy so that it, for example, gives priority to Croatian production of goods and produce, of government support and meaningful incentives for investments;

 

  • Overhaul and fix Health cover and protection in ways that will see larger participation for Health in the government budget and a fairer contribution to it by the individuals; of particular importance is the fact that retirees who return to Croatia to live pay through their noses for their health care insurance while in Croatia / firstly through double taxation of foreign pensions (which our candidates on List.10 for the 11th Electorate at elections are adamant to scrap) and then through exorbitant personal payment into the state Health insurance fund … HDZ and SDP have been double-dipping into the purses of returnees;

 

  • Install a new law for Elections where Croats from outside Croatia will have more seat in the parliament as deserved both because of their large numbers and because of their key role in establishing independent Croatia; bring in electronic and postal voting. General Zeljko Glasnovic with his team has ensured that the draft of this new law is now completed and ready for presentation to the Constitutional Court for assessment! I as a candidate on his list of Independents am a member of a group of Croats from the diaspora who have in April 2020 lodged at the Constitutional Court of Croatia a claim for the assessment of the existing law on elections as to its discriminatory elements against Croats living abroad. We mean to achieve results!

 

  • Bring in lustration related law via the completed draft of legislation regarding access to information; General Zeljko Glasnovic with his team has ensured that the draft of this new law is also now completed and ready for presentation to the Constitutional Court for assessment!

 

  • Bring about an overhaul and fix of the current legislation on rights of Homeland War veterans, both in Croatia (HV) and in BiH (HVO). General Zeljko Glasnovic’s actions are particularly known in the field of ensuring the status and pensions of HVO veterans in BiH are secured and commensurate with their enormous and self-sacrificing role during the Homeland War for freedom and continued existence of Croats in BiH as constitutional people of BiH!

These are the realities of today’s Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. While we are in the times of electioneering for parliamentary seats these facts contained in this article remain and must guide everyone’s hand in voting at the upcoming elections. Otherwise the HDZ, SDP, MOST… smoke screens will remain and choke every chance our future generations have at being productive according to their personal merit and effort, at being treated with respect and equal rights and access to those rights! Vote for List No. 10 in the 11th Electorate. Our hard work, dedication, knowledge, relevant for progress professional experience – our steadfastness in achieving positive results despite the unfriendly and aggressive climate current and past governments and their followers have been hitting us with is YOUR Passport to a much better and positive future for all. Ina Vukic

 

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