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It is highly encouraging that the conservative-led administration appears determined to stay the course on the structural reforms which are necessary to lift the country out of the economic deadlock.

Recent initiatives aimed at completing the so-called prior actions pledged to the troika of foreign lenders – such as selling a part of Greece’s Public Power Corporation (PPC) to private competitors and allowing stores to operate on Sundays – indicate that the government is determined to brave any reactions and move forward.

Equally important is the fact that, in contrast to the populist noise coming from the leftist opposition, the government has maintained a stable policy line that will benefit the country as well as the administration’s own political prospects in the long run.

Greek citizens know what is at stake here.

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