Željko Zidarić

  1. Pope Benedict XVI - historic speech to German Bundestag



    APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO GERMANY
    22-25 SEPTEMBER 2011

    VISIT TO THE BUNDESTAG
    ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI

    Reichstag Building, Berlin
    Thursday, 22 September 2011


    The Listening Heart
    Reflections on the Foundations of Law


    Mr President of the Federal Republic,
    Mr President of the Bundestag,
    Madam Chancellor,
    Madam President ...
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  2. A good political coalition should be like a delicious lasagna

    29 - July - 2011

    The d'Hondt method used in Croatia, and many other European countries favors large parties and coalitions. In Croatian Sabor elections there is a large disparity in seat allocation comparing small parties to the HDZ and SDP. While HDZ and SDP receive 7 seats per 100,000 votes the small parties receive just under 4 seats per 100,000 votes. To overcome this disparity, the "fragmented right" must understand the dynamics of how seats are allocated and play the game ...
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  3. Name Recognition of the New Political Options in Croatia

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    A new election season begins and a new crop of political hopefuls sprouts from the fertile Croatian political soil. We have a colorful new batch of ‘Domoljubne’ center-right oriented parties and movements are trying to gain the attention of the growing number of disappointed and disenfranchised voters.

    Over the last year dissatisfaction with the present large parties, the SDP and HDZ, has increased and a new market ...
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  4. Consolidation of Power and Under-Representation of Small Parties in Sabor

    Originally written in Aug 2011

    There is an apparent trend to consolidation of power into the hands of two political parties, the HDZ and the SDP. Croatia appears to be on the path to an American style Two-Party political system where the SDP are like Democrats and the HDZ the Republicans.




    HDZ growth, in terms of market-share, appears to have stalled while SDP is
    increasing.
    ...

    Updated 5th-February-2014 at 11:27 PM by Željko Zidarić

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  5. Understanding Croatian Demographics

    A few days ago I read an article at hakave.org - Održana tribina HKV-a "Što je ostalo od hrvatskih stranaka?"

    I applaud HKV for organizing the event because it truly is worthwhile to discuss these issues. What stuck me as being odd and disappointing was the demographics of the meeting. Where are the young people? Where are the women? Why are young people not interested in being politically active?

    Presenters: 75% of presenters were males aged 60+

    ...

    Updated 25th-April-2012 at 03:58 PM by Željko Zidarić

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