OPINION

Premier needs to get strict

When Greece reached a deadlock, our politicians entrusted the helm of the country to Lucas Papademos. He must now be clear as to what must be done to avoid default and a euro exit. After all, the European Union has already clarified its demands.

If key ministers cannot live up to the task, they must be replaced. Interestingly, opinion polls show that people trust Papademos, but not the politicians who make up his administration.

If Papademos deems that the politicians involved in the coalition government are unwilling to assume their responsibilities, he must make this known to the public. If Greece?s parties wanted a provisional government just to secure the latest tranche of foreign loans, and then the country doesn?t get it, we must know where the blame lies.

Many voters trust Papademos precisely because he is not a politician. As prime minister, however, he must hold those who fail to account.