OPINION

Confidence and corrections

The government must secure a vote of confidence in Parliament. Any other development would see the country enter very turbulent waters. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his cabinet must again try to win the trust of those who voted for them in 2012. A two-speed government whose members are constantly bickering does not inspire confidence. Neither does an administration lacking a clear reform agenda and structured staff.

Samaras took on a heavy and dangerous load and the country has managed to find its feet thanks to the current government. We are nearing the other side, but as has often been the case in the past, we are more drawn to the cliff that we left behind. The negotiations with the troika can succeed and lead to the approval of structural changes that should be implemented one way or another. The government created the sense of defeat through own goals, communication blunders and mixed messages. It’s time to rectify the mistakes.