Gruevski: 10 times the vast majority of people supported us – undefeated, unbroken, united

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We have gathered here today to mark and celebrate our party VMRO-DPMNE’s 27th anniversary, 124 years since the establishment of the Organization back in 1893, said on Saturday the leader of the party, Nikola Gruevski.

He noted that those are years of writing history.

– Years of personal sacrifices and great risks. Years of defiance, liberation struggle, nation-building, state formation, maintenance, development and strengthening of the state. Years of successes, ups and downs. Years of hardships and major challenges. Years of weaknesses and mistakes, but also years of courage, wisdom, success and progress. Years of fighting for the cause. Years of resistance in defense of the state and the nation. Years dedicated to Macedonia, to realized and unrealized dreams, and many years of solved problems and of making the correct strategic decisions. Years in which even in the darkest days our ideology was our reinforcement, which firmly kept us and did not allow the attacks and blows from outside to be fatal for us as a party and for Macedonia, Gruevski said.

Leader of the party recalled that in the last 11 years, VMRO-DPMNE won 10 elections in a row.

– 10 times the vast majority of people in this country assessed that our path, our goals and our decisions, program, implementation, team and ideology were the most correct, most fair and the best ones for Macedonia and its people. Undefeated, unbroken, united, Gruevski said.

He said that they are united when they had to defend the country.

– United when we had to make a statement about our own country. United when we had to defend the country. United in endurance and persistence towards success, united in reforms and opening new jobs. United in putting the state before personal and party interest. United in firmness and endurance in the fight for the strategic interests of the state and the nation. United who independently, autonomously, sovereignly make decisions on key issues for Macedonia, Gruevski noted.

He said that they were the only ones who fought when everyone was afraid.

– United in many decisions that make us stronger and more valuable, and because of which the people voted for us in free elections, got angry at us and reprimanded us when we made mistakes, sometimes even tolerated us given that that those who work also make mistakes, but as we made every effort to help our people and citizens, they stood by our side through the most difficult period for us, when we were under organized attack from all sides with atypical weapons in politics, if that can be called politics at all. Yes, and then, in the last elections, again the majority of people stood by our side in order to defend Macedonia, choosing a party that has shown that knows best how to improve the country and to solve problems, said the leader of VMRO-DPMNE.

He took the opportunity to thank to all who are part of the story about VMRO-DPMNE.

– I would like to take this opportunity to thank all who are part of this story and the struggle of this generation. To thank all the members and activists of the party, even those who were with us, but now they are not, to thank the founders of the VMRO-DPMNE, the ideologues of the party, the people who founded and and built it, the first initiators, the first president of VMRO-DPMNE, the first leadership of VMRO-DPMNE, the veterans of the party, the top leadership throughout all towns and villages in Macedonia, for their courage, their vision and their patriotism, Gruevski said.