OPINION

Political paralysis has to end

For the past few months, Prime Minister George Papandreou?s Socialist government has appeared to be paralyzed in the face of the problems and reactions emanating from the country?s debt crisis.

People are naturally concerned and market activity is frozen. Sure, the government does not have an easy task. On the other hand, our political officials are doing little to help themselves when they hide the truth about what must be done to pull the country out of the fiscal hole it has dug itself into.

The fact that Socialist cadres get embroiled in public arguments also does little to help the government?s efforts.

We have reached a point where unless Papandreou decides to rule in a dynamic fashion, using his most willing and qualified officials, failure to break the current stalemate could have disastrous consequences.

The government is showing signs of slowly relaxing its grip on the helm of the country. And that is something that Greece cannot afford during these turbulent times.