OPINION

No time to unravel

Things are becoming increasingly volatile and dangerous in the international arena and Europe is entering a new period of crisis.

Given the uncertainty that prevails on so many different fronts, Greece needs to keep its head down and make sure that it does not enter a period of political instability over the presidential election.

A proposal has already been put forward for the country’s main parties to sit down and reach a commonly acceptable candidate and to decide when the election should take place.

There are those within this camp who believe that the decision should be reached as fast as possible. They have a point in that a long pre-election period and all the drama that this usually entails may be particularly harmful right now, especially considering the way some MPs have been behaving.

It is clear that consensus is the only way forward if Greece does not want to expose itself to further upheaval. The main parties need to put their egos and interests aside and sit down to determine what is best for the country.