Suspicious tactics

COMMENT

The government appears to be in some haste to take care of different vested interests by rewarding them for their support of the leftist-led coalition.

We are watching it satisfy the irrational demands of diehard unionists in various areas such as education, findings nice cushy posts for labor leaders with clout and generally doing anything it can to rally the hard core of the its supporter base.

These kinds of political games come at a cost, however, and that damages the country as a whole. Interventions in the private education system, the tactic of governing by appointing party acolytes to all key positions and the absence of meritocracy are taking Greece backward.

This kind of behavior also raise serious questions as to whether the government is doing this to strengthen its position before it starts implementing tough austerity measures or whether it is exploring the option of trying to consolidate its position at the ballot box again.

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