Dignity and common sense

Opinion polls ahead of Greece’s regional and municipal elections in May as well as the results from various ballots held recently by professional associations indicate that the partisan lines of the past are mostly irrelevant.

Only a very small minority of people are still voting on the basis of narrow party interests or good old ideological dividing lines.

Similarly, the anti-bailout mantra is hardly consolation for that part of the electorate that is looking for credible candidates with serious proposals and credible rhetoric. The number of voters who bring together dignity and common sense is bigger than some people would like to think.