SYRIZA needs to grow up

The political tactics and public rhetoric of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) unfortunately fall short of the responsible stance that one would expect from the nation’s leftist main opposition party at this juncture.

The over-the-top verbal assaults on political opponents and the support for extremist groupings which have been coming from SYRIZA officials in the last few weeks, for example, are worrying signs of political immaturity.

Every wise-headed observer is clearly aware that Alexis Tsipras’s party is having trouble weaning itself off the colorful, militant influences of the past.

All that would not be a problem, of course, if the damage were limited to SYRIZA and its leader.

It is very dangerous however for a country that needs a basic degree of political stability and calm in order to get back on its feet.