OPINION

Not the time for elections

The leading opposition party’s demand for early general elections is completely irrational. The people of Greece elected a new government just eight months ago, following two stressful rounds.

The country’s real economy paid a particularly heavy price with regard to the political uncertainty and prolonged instability that the double elections generated.

Calling snap polls now would immerse the country into a new deep crisis and would not provide a solution to any of its lingering problems. What the country is in desperate need of is stability, as opposed to political or any other tribulations.

Besides, at one point or another, all Greek politicians, irrespective of their party affiliation, ought to adopt a position that calls for elections to be held at the appropriate time.

No country is able to achieve any kind of stability when a new discussion regarding early elections begins just a few months after the last round of voting has taken place.