OPINION

Old habits die hard

The two-party coalition government continues to appoint failed and fossilized politicians to important positions in the country’s civil service.

Why they insist on promoting the bad over the good is simply inexplicable.

The state, and especially the social security foundations and large organizations that have important tasks, need capable managers to run them, people with know-how and skills who can pull them into shape and get them operating efficiently and with transparency.

The appointment of party lackeys to key posts achieves nothing more than further angering society, which has reached the end of its tether as far as such governance is concerned. After the sacrifices they have had to make, the people of Greece demand at the very least that the state implement meritocracy.

It’s true that old habits die hard, but surely it is high time that we started pushing them aside.