An interesting debate has picked up in recent months: What will decide the Greek election? The economy or the wiretapping scandal? Certain pundits have presented this dilemma in an attempt to forge a collective attitude, as it were, that can be summed up as the apotheosis of the cynical citizen.
The data are devastating. For 10 consecutive years, deaths in Greece have outnumbered births. A total of 931,884 people were born from 2011 to 2020 while 1,198,502 died over the same period, resulting in a net decrease of 266,618 people.
Given their existing organizational structures, their sadly inadequate leaderships and their parochial ideological and political character, Europe’s social democrats are not very likely to win back their once-prominent position in the European political system.