OPINION

Wanted: A new breed of politician

Two months from now Greeks will be called on to elect a new government in what could very well be the most crucial election since the fall of the dictatorship in 1974.

The last two years have made everyone realize just how inefficient the country?s political staff is and we are entitled to feel suspicious about anyone who we will have to trust to govern us. But do the political parties really believe that they will once again persuade us to trust them without a proper plan and by using the same worn-out political ingredients?

Voters want to see fresh faces who have worked for a living, know their stuff and are able to deal with the difficulties that lie ahead. If Greeks are not persuaded that these programs and people exist, then their votes will go to protest parties, if they go anywhere at all. Following the elections Greece will need a Monti-type of government that will see the best of what Hellenism has to offer in key positions, irrespective of political colors.