Sunday, June 28, 2020

Croatia's Socialist Workers' Party (SRP) ready to participate in July 5th parliamentary elections

Under the slogans “Consistent for Socialism” and “Capitalism is barbarism”, the Socialist Workers’ Party of Croatia (SRP) participates in the parliamentary election which will take place on July 5, 2020. 

The Socialist Worker’s Party is a member of the European Communist Initiative and a frequent participant in the International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties (IMCWP). 

Why should the working people of Croatia vote for SRP? As a party statement reads, the SRP is “the only party of the authentic socialist left in Croatia, advocates self-governing socialism, sharply criticizing all bourgeois parties for the imposed capitalist system which implements the dictatorship of capital, private interest over social interest and privileged minorities over the exploited majority”. 

The Socialist Workers’ Party strongly opposes Croatia’s participation in the imperialist alliance of NATO, pointing out that huge state funds which are reserved for Croatia’s NATO obligations (2% of GDP) should be directed to social policy. 

The two major bourgeois parties, which contest for the victory in the July 5th elections, are the governing conservative Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) of Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and the center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) which, alongside other minor parties, participates in the social democratic “Restart Coalition”. 

Other parties include “Most” (centre-right), the far-right, ultra-nationalist “Miroslav Skoro Homeland Movement” (DPMS) and the social democratic “Green-Left Coalition”. 

Recent polls show a narrow margin between the two major contestants, with the HDZ having a slight lead. However, it must be mentioned that, in fact, the political programs of both the two parties serve the same scope: the satisfaction of the capital’s interest. 

The workers, the popular strata, the youth and the poor pensioners in Croatia must not believe any of the promises made by the bourgeois parties, either conservative, social democratic, pseudo-leftist, nationalist or “independent” ones. They have to understand that – indeed – “capitalism is barbarism” and support the only pro-people choice: the Socialist Workers’ Party of Croatia.