The President of Croatia showed the world that politicians are not alien to ordinary human passions.
Emmanuel macron and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic
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The President of Croatia, 50-year-old Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has charmed fans a sincere and emotional response to a strike. And, despite the fact that the Russian national team lost to Croatia in the quarterfinals of the world Cup, the majority of Russian football fans rooting for a team this small Balkan country in its final duel against France. This is largely due to the cute and emotional Kalindi. Her warm embrace with Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of France Emmanuel Macron, the President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, Croatia coach Zlatko Delichem got all the news videos. Always nearby was the husband of Kalindi Jakov Kitarovic, and the camera sometimes caught him a jealous look. A 65-year-old wife of the President of Macron actually lost somewhere on the VIP-tribune. “Unbridled” behavior of the President of Croatia caused a series of enthusiastic responses in social networks.
Emmanuel Macron, Kolinda Kitarovic, Gianni Infantino
Here, for instance, writes wearer Facebook Xenia Sobol: “still, football is a great thing. Moreover, a small but proud country had given such fiery dance on the football field, she allowed their President to break away on the first number! … Luxury Croatian woman showed all of them, what is the breast size of F, and not just shown and dunked there head in the pouring rain EVERY player in the Croatian and French national teams and the entire coaching staff. I think Mbappe in his early 20 never be the same. And she, dripping wet, floated with mascara, kiss French Cup Champions! Mother of God!! There all was wet without a shower! … It is a living woman President, and I have not seen any President now. I don’t know how this sochnik made their way to power, but this is the only case in world politics, when not the power that makes the man, and the man – power.”
And “made his way to power,” Kolinda Grabar normal, though the hard way a long time and studied hard, then worked a lot. She hails from a small village near the town of Rijeka, the family of a butcher. The girl wanted to call Regina, but the head of the family is so emotionally sung under the Windows of the hospital song, the heroine of which was called Kolinda that the child’s mother decided to give her that name. The girl was a Tomboy growing up – was worn with the boys around, hitting the glass with a slingshot, and played football. But my mom watched that Kolinda was a good student. In school she had to walk several kilometers into town. The girl always had good grades, her only concern was the correct pronunciation and the city children mocked her village dialect. But Kolinda worked in high school and completely got rid of the accent. At the same time revealed its ability to languages (now the President of Croatia, except for native, fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese).
In 17 years Kolinda received a grant to study in the United States and a year out of the country. In 1986 she returned to Croatia and continued studying languages. She has not thought about a political career, I presented myself as a translator or a flight attendant. But the meeting in 1989 with her future husband Jacob Kitarovic, who was very passionate about politics, much has changed. The young man studied at the electrical engineering faculty, and free time was devoted to debates and disputes about the policy on student Assembly. There they met Kolinda Grabar. Married young people in 1996, and after 4 years in the family first child, daughter Catalina. Second child – son Luca was born in 2003. Two months before birth in Croatia, the new leadership of the Ministry of foreign Affairs and Kalinda withdrew from Canada, where she at that moment had acted as messenger. Grabar-Kitarovic was very dissatisfied with such gross interference in her plans and career. She was seriously the pregnancy, she asked the management to leave her in Canada, but she refused. And with that, Kolinda did. In 2004 she was in charge of the negotiations on the accession of Croatia to the European Union, and in February 2005 became Minister of foreign Affairs. Further, her career has crossed the country’s borders, Kolinda held a very serious position: the Ambassador of Croatia in the United States, assistant Secretary General of NATO. In the presidency of his country Grabar-Kitarovic, has decided to run in 2013, in the first round but didn’t win. The second round became her victory, and a major role in this victory was played by 3 million Croats living abroad.
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Whether for voters, the value that the new candidate – a cute young woman? Yes and no. On the one hand, when the head of state looks great on the covers of glossy magazines, it’s not bad. But public opinion polls show that women are more trusted by men for such important and responsible positions. So Kalinda had to fight for his presidency not only with opponents but with the public prejudice against women politicians.
Whether Grabar-kitarović President? Approximately 45% of the Croats believe that, Yes. Although the economic situation in the country difficult. If Kolinda decorates its serious post? Of course. Three years ago on the pages of the tabloid media published a photo of her in a revealing swimsuit and all of Croatia, Yes, that Croatia – the whole of Europe has issued a delighted sigh. However, after some time it became clear that it was a photo of actress Nicole Austin, is extremely similar to the President, but journalists soon dug up a real image of half-naked Kalindi. And, according to General opinion, the 50-year-old Grabar-Kitarovic is a little lost, a young model.