No more cartes blanches

COMMENT

Voters have heard enough lies and false promises. Greece is paying a hefty price for the failure of political leaders to tell the truth about the crisis and for appointing government jobs on the basis of affiliation, not merit.

People have rewarded politicians who pledged handouts or an end to austerity – and then come the hard facts that led to anger and disappointment. It’s time that we, citizens, become better informed and more critical “clients.” We too are responsible for believing in pipe dreams.

Migrating to the far ends of the political spectrum is of course not a solution. We must demand from leaders of the main parties that they clarify who they will govern with, how they will tackle the crisis within the tight time frame of the new memorandum, and how they plan to handle the migration crisis.

No more cartes blanches to politicians. At the end of the day, Greece would never have reached its current state if it were not for our own vote.

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