OPINION

Dismissing the inept

Elections have now been averted and the new coalition government has tough issues to grapple with and brave decisions to take. Some necessary reforms were not implemented in the last year because of certain ministers who persistently refused to put their ministries in order.

In view of the reshuffle, the time has come for Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to send a couple of those ministers home. While the latter are bound to shed some crocodile tears on television and claim they were defending the rights of the work force and so on, citizens will realize that politicians who are useless managers are finally being dismissed. Neither partisan stability nor public relations concerns can deter the imperative removal of inept ministers who ended up deceiving everyone, including Samaras.

It goes without saying that the public will be terribly disappointed if old-style party members with nothing to show for themselves end up joining the government.