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Hrvatska političarka. Predsjednica Hrvatske stranke prava dr. Ante Starčević. | The current leader of the right-wing Croatian Party of Rights dr. Ante Starčević.
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Ruža Tomašić Biography

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Ruža Tomašić (Mladoševica, BiH, 10. svibnja 1958.), hrvatska političarka, predsjednica Hrvatske stranke prava dr. Ante Starčević.

 

Politička karijera

Zbog nezadovoljstva oko Ante Đapića i njegovog načina vođenja Hrvatske stranke prava, 6. rujna 2009. godine, osniva se Hrvatska stranka prava dr. Ante Starčević. Na konvenciji u Iloku kao prva predsjednica stranke izabrana je Ruža Tomašić. Stranka je registrirana 15. listopada 2009. godine.

 

Na Hrvatskim parlamentarnim izborima 2011. Ruža Tomašić na čelu koalicije Hrvatska stranka prava dr. Ante Starčević - HSP dr. Ante Starčević i Hrvatska čista stranka prava - HČSP dobila je 1 mjesto, te je s te liste izabrana zastupnica za Hrvatski sabor.

 

Na izborima za Europski parlament 2013. koji su održani sustavom preferencijalnog glasovanja (glasovanje za "otvorenu" listu) izabrana je sa 64.758 glasova što je najbolji rezultat na njenoj listi.

 

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Ruža Tomašić (born 10 May 1958) is a Croatian politician. She is a member of Sabor, the Croatian parliament, from December 2011 as representative of the right-wing Croatian Party of Rights dr. Ante Starčević. From 2003 to 2008 she was MP on the list of Croatian Party of Rights. To the general public in Croatia, she is best known as an anti-drug activist.

 

Politics and activism

Tomašić was politically active in the Croatian Canadian community, and became a member of the Croatian Party of Rights as early as 1990. After settling in Croatia with her family in 1998, she began a more earnest involvement in politics, became a vice-president of the Croatian Party of Rights, and entered the 2003 election in the top spot on her party's list in the 10th electoral unit, which gave her a seat in the Parliament. Her term ended in January 2008.

 

In 2009 Tomašić left the Croatian Party of Rights over disagreements with its president, Anto Đapić. She accused Đapić of "betraying the party" and of using his position for personal gain. In September 2009 she was elected president of a new party, Croatian Party of Rights dr. Ante Starčević.

 

To the general public in Croatia, Tomašić is best known as an anti-drug activist. Aside from helping the addicts and participating in public discussions about drug abuse, she publicly denounced known drug dealers, relying mostly on information received from the addicts' parents. She received a number of death threats in 2006, and in 2007 it was reported that organized crime groups had been planning her assassination. By that time, she had started carrying a pistol for self-defense, and her family received police protection. In December 2010 Tomašić received the Order of Stjepan Radić in recognition of her efforts in fighting the organized crime. In March 2013, she made headlines for allegedly declaring that "Croatia is for Croats" while "everyone else is a guest"., which she disputed and tried to clarify.

 

In the european election of 14 April 2013, Tomašić was elected in the European Parliament, placing 6th in the candidates list of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ). On 1 July 2013, after Croatia joins the European Union, she took office as Member of the European Parliament (MEP). Tomašić joined European Conservatives and Reformists Group and became member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and Special Committee on Organised Crime, Corruption and Money Laundering.

 

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2013-08-27

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