OPINION

Old names, vain hopes

At a certain point in the past politics in Greece became a closed profession, something for which the country ended up paying a hefty price.

Insecurity led the people to choose leaders from Greece’s political dynasties which at some point or another had played a pivotal role in the country’s history.

In the end, though, the latter failed to live up to the voters’ expectations and, to a greater or lesser extent, turned out to be spoiled copies of the legendary personalities that voters had in mind when they elected and glorified them.

The parties, on the other hand, somehow turned into these politicians’ legacies.

But now it’s finally time we moved on, changed generation and perceptions, and went in search of novel and worthy solutions – irrespective of surnames.

Limiting our options to seeking saviors in the same old faces or families is not a solution.

It is not what the country needs in its efforts to move forward.