OPINION

On the left, a crucial venture

Rebuilding Greece’s center-left is a serious task. The success or failure of the venture – which was recently thrust into the spotlight following a declaration signed by 58 personalities for the creation of a center-left alliance – will influence the future of this country.

The once-dominant PASOK socialists have come full circle, while a number of contradicting decisions appear to have sent Democratic Left, which briefly participated in the conservative-led coalition, to the margin of political life.

The country has clearly broken fresh political territory marked by power-sharing administrations. No party can reasonably hope to govern the country on its own. The creation of a dynamic and responsible center-left pole could in the future help the political system overcome potential deadlocks, particularly after general elections.

It is becoming more and more clear that the Greek conservatives have nowhere else to look for a possible coalition partner in order to keep the country on a steady course.