Coalition needs to pull together

Within the next few weeks Greece is due to receive more than 40 billion euros in rescue funding from its creditors, in what is a clear vote of confidence in the country from the eurozone.

The first priority is to restore stability and to dispel the idea that all is hanging from a thread. The coalition government needs to pull itself together and begin doing the job of governing in every sector; it needs to move ahead swiftly with projects to boost the economy, to push through reforms and avoid making any major blunders.

At the moment the government does not appear to have any clear goals and it cannot defend its policies in any convincing manner. It needs to show the people that it has changed and that it is ready to get to work. The prime minister should also appoint a team of capable close aides in order to coordinate the work of the government.

The bottom line is that all the members of the coalition need to show to the people that they have changed the way the business of running Greece is done.

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